Thailand to Ban Imports of Plastics and E-Waste

Thailand has joined Vietnam and Malaysia in cracking down on the world’s trash. Thailand will stop accepting more than 400 types of electronic waste (e-waste), including circuit boards, old TVs and radios, within six months, an environment ministry official told Reuters. The decision was made Wednesday at a meeting chaired …

Gin-ius: You Can Now Sip Your Gin with an Edible Strawberry Flavoured Straw

A range of pre-mixed canned drinks now come with edible straws to cut down on plastic waste. Diageo’s Premix range, which includes Gordon’s Gin & Schweppes Tonic, Baileys & Iced Coffee Latte and Pimm’s & Lemonade, now comes with a variety of flavoured straws that can be eaten, rather then …

France: Non-Recycled Plastic Will Cost 10 Percent More

France will roll out a series of measures to accelerate President Emmanuel Macron’s goal of reaching 100 percent plastic recycling by 2025, a government official said Sunday. “Declaring war on plastic is not enough. We need to transform the French economy,” Junior Environment Minister Brune Poirson told French newspaper Le …

This Floating Park in Rotterdam is Made from Recycled Plastic Waste

More than 1,000 square feet of plastic ultimately destined to pollute the ocean is getting a second lease on life in Rotterdam. On July 4, 2018, Recycled Island Foundation opened its prototype to the public: a floating park made entirely from recycled plastic waste and appropriately named the Recycled Park. …

Toronto Pay-What-You-Can Store Aims to Tackle Landfills and Hunger

In a bright, airy Toronto market, the shelves are laden with everything from organic produce to pre-made meals and pet food. What shoppers won’t find, however, is price tags. In what is believed to be a North American first, everything in this grocery store is pay-what-you-can. The new store aims …

Mumbai Bans Plastic Bags and Bottles

Mumbai has the become the largest Indian city to ban single-use plastics, with residents caught using plastic bags, cups or bottles to face penalties of up to 25,000 rupees (£276) and three months in jail from Monday. Council inspectors in navy blue jackets have been posted across the city to …