Trump signs ocean plastics pollution law

Trump signs ocean plastics pollution law

Source: Steve Toloken – Plastic News President Donald Trump signed legislation Oct. 11 beefing up U.S. government efforts to control ocean plastics pollution, including authorizing funding for marine debris cleanup and research and laying the groundwork for...
Paper bags are no better than plastic ones

Paper bags are no better than plastic ones

Source: Sunil Duggal – Business Line In the last decade, we produced more plastic than in the whole of last century. Fifty per cent of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable. We buy one million plastic bottles every minute. Plastic makes up 10 per cent of all...
Chile creates a non-plastic bag alternative “Solubag”

Chile creates a non-plastic bag alternative “Solubag”

Source: Reuters – SBS It looks like an ordinary plastic bag. It feels like an ordinary plastic bag. But unlike ordinary plastic bags, this one dissolves in water without causing damage to the environment or the liquid that absorbs them. The “Solubag”...
About Plastic Bags – Plastics Industry Association

About Plastic Bags – Plastics Industry Association

Source: Plastics Industry Association Multi-use plastic bags are 100% recyclable and made from American natural gas. In addition to recycling, a recent national survey shows that over 90% of Americans reuse their plastic bags. About 65% of Americans reuse their bags...