THE LAST STRAW? McDonalds bans plastic straws in UK and Ireland starting in September 2018

McDonalds is banning plastic straws in its UK and Ireland stores starting this fall, saving an estimated 1.8 million per day, or 8.5 billion per year. WOW!

  The burger chain will replace the plastic straws with paper ones- good news for the environment. The chain is looking at making similar changes in other parts of its world-wide market.

GOOD MOVE, McDonalds!

A straw made from bamboo is being looked at by several retail operations, it should be noted…

 

 

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PLASTIC POLLUTION OFF THE COAST OF BEAUTIFUL BALI!

Video posted on YouTube shows water densely strewn with food wrappers, cups and sachets as tropical fish dart in and out A British diver has captured shocking images of himself swimming through a sea of plastic rubbish off the coast of the Indonesian tourist resort of Bali. A short video posted by diver Rich Horner […]

via ‘Plastic, plastic, plastic’: British diver films sea of rubbish off Bali — ViralNews.blog

Our Biggest Pollution Problem!

Plastic pollution poses one of the biggest known threats to the ocean, influencing all ecosystems from beautiful coral reefs to abyssal trenches, eventually accumulating in our own food. Learn more about how to upend the current system of produce-use-discard, and transition to a system which promotes reuse and repurposing of plastics.

via How We Can Keep Plastics Out of Our Ocean — CVD

Europe-wide Strategy on Plastics!

The first-ever Europe-wide strategy on plastics, adopted today, is a part of the transition towards a more circular economy. It will protect the environment from plastic pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive agenda for the Future of Europe. There is a strong business case for transforming the way […]

via PLASTIC WASTE — venitism

Bahamas Bans the Plastic Bag!

Score one for the environment. A report by MARISA SPYKER for Coastal Living. If you’re planning on visiting the Bahamas in the future, you might want to pack an extra tote. After meeting with the youth delegation of the Bahamas Plastic Movement, the country’s Minister of Environment and Housing has announced a plan to completely ban the use of […]

via This Caribbean Nation Just Made a Move To Ban Plastic Bags — Repeating Islands

MICROPLASTICS-This is an emergency! SHOCKING!

Whales, some sharks and other marine species such as rays are increasingly at risk from microplastics in the oceans, a new study suggests. Species such as baleen whales and basking sharks, which feed through filtering seawater for plankton, are ingesting the tiny particles of indigestible plastic which now appear to permeate oceans throughout the world. […]

via Effects of microplastics in Ocean — KRISHNA KUMAR SINGH

SINGLE USE PLASTICS!

Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Plastics EU declares war on plastic garbage Brussels targets single-use plastics in an urgent clean-up scheme that aims to make all packaging reusable or recyclable by 2030 Daniel Boffey in Brussels Share on Facebook Share […]

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