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California passes first sweeping US law to reduce single-use plastic
The bill states that 30% of plastic items sold or bought be recyclable by 2028 and economic responsibility falls to producers

Dani Anguiano

01, Jul, 2022 @12:45 AM

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NSW plastic bag ban: how will it work and what will be gained from it?
Lightweight plastic bags will be banned from Wednesday, with distributors being the initial targets

Tamsin Rose

29, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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The Guardian view on plastics: a treaty could stem the tide | Editorial
Editorial: Negotiators must target production as well as consumption, if they want to bring the harm caused by single-use items under control

Editorial

08, Mar, 2022 @6:38 PM

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Tell us your experiences with refillable groceries
We would like to hear your thoughts and experiences of grocery refills

Guardian community team

03, Mar, 2022 @1:11 PM

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Refillable groceries to be made available to every UK shopper
Waitrose, Morrisons and M&S among firms to install refill stations in attempt to reduce plastic waste

Helena Horton Environment reporter

02, Mar, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Amount of litter on UK beaches is falling, national clean-up finds
But 75% of waste is still plastic or polystyrene and ‘piecemeal’ government approach not good enough, say campaigners

Damian Carrington Environment editor

25, Nov, 2021 @6:30 AM

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Anya Hindmarch returns to the checkouts with ‘next generation reusable shopping bag’
British designer’s tote bag to go on sale at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose in new bid to tackle single-use plastic

Karen Dacre

12, Nov, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Fiddling with plastics while the planet burns | Letters
Letters: Quentin Macfarlane regrets that we are not able to see the bigger picture of the crisis facing humanity; plus letters from Stephen Warde, Debbie Martyr and Tom Hardy

Letters

02, Nov, 2021 @6:10 PM

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Boom time for Cape Verde’s sea turtles as conservation pays off
The number of nesting sites on the archipelago has risen dramatically, but global heating sees male population plummet

Annika Hammerschlag

26, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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‘It comes from bacteria, and goes back to bacteria’: the future of plastic alternatives
Making a biodegradable material strong enough to replace plastic is a tough task. But scientists are trying to do just that

Laura Paddison

15, Oct, 2021 @11:03 AM

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The building blocks needed to prevent climate catastrophe | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to George Monbiot’s article on the impact of infrastructure projects on the environment

Letters

08, Sep, 2021 @5:27 PM

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Single-use plastic plates and cutlery to be banned in England
Polystyrene cups will also be banned but campaigners say action to cut plastic waste is ‘snail-paced’

Damian Carrington Environment editor

27, Aug, 2021 @9:30 PM

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