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Volume 4 – May 31, 2018 

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Plastic in the NEWS

Keep in-the-know with relevant news related to plastic waste, the reduction and regulation of waste, environmental news, and more – locally, nationally and globally. 

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry help Charity’s fighting plastic pollution – May 20, 2018, One Green Planet 

Stop sucking on straws for a day – May 17, 2018 Calgary Herald 

Vancouver votes to ban plastic straws, foam cups and containers by June 2019 – May 16, 2018, CBC News

Motion tabled to study plastic crisis CTV Calgary, April 19, 2018

Calgary group seeks ban on single-use plastics CTV Calgary, April 19, 2018

The plastics crisis is more urgent than you know. Recycling bottles won’t fix it  –  UK, The Guardian, Mar 28, 2018

Your lifestyle is making blue box recycling unsustainable Canada, CBC News, Mar 27, 2018

Manitoba rivers feed 400M pieces of microplastic into Lake Winnipeg every year  Canada, CBC News, Feb 20, 2018

Despite talk on reducing waste, federal Liberals gave plastics giant $35M grant – Canada, The Canadian Press, Thursday, February 15, 2018

Queen bans plastic straws and bottles on royal estates after David Attenborough documentary –  UK, The Independent, Feb. 12, 2018

Zero-waste movement goes mainstream in Vancouver – Canada, The Vancouver Sun, February 10, 2018

Plastic debate bags the question: what to do with all our junk? – CBC, January 21, 2018

How to ban the bag  – St. Albert Gazzette, January 19, 2018

The End of Single-Use Plastic Has Officially Arrived. The EU is cracking down. – Science Alert, January 18, 2018

Alberta municipality touts benefits of banning plastic bags – Halifax Today, January 17, 2018

EU declares war on plastic waste  – The Guardian, January 16, 2018

‘We’re not hitting the panic button’: City unsure how China’s recycling ban will affect local programs – CBC, January 16, 2018

Plastics Pile Up as China Refuses to Take the West’s Recycling The New York Times, January 11, 2018

Canada Has Officially Banned Toiletries That Contain Plastic Microbeads – Global Citizen, January 9, 2018

Why China’s recycling ban matters to Calgary – CBC, January 5, 2018

Montreal becomes first major Canadian city to ban plastic shopping bags – The Canadian Press, CTV, January 1, 2018

Montreal’s plastic bag ban to kick off 2018 – Global News, December 31, 2017

Plastic bags no more: Victoria to implement ban July 1 – CBC, December 17, 2017

China’s import ban on solid waste queried at import licensing meeting – WTO, October 3, 2017

A million bottles a minute: world’s plastic binge ‘as dangerous as climate change’ – The Guardian, June 28, 2017

 

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