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Plastic straws scourge ‘should be next’ on banned list

Plastic straws scourge ‘should be next’ on banned list

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THE days of plastic straws in WA could be numbered, if conservationists and cafe owners have their way.

But local councils and the WA Government have stopped short of supporting a plastic straw ban — though they are urging cafes, restaurants, bars and fast-food outlets to use environmentally friendly alternatives like paper straws or reusable bamboo and stainless-steel straws.

WA has embraced a war on waste, with a record high volume of rubbish being recycled and a plastic bag ban due...


Haverhill City Council to Debate Plastic Bag Ban at Tuesday’s Meeting

Haverhill City Council to Debate Plastic Bag Ban at Tuesday’s Meeting

The Haverhill City Council’s Citizens Outreach Committee will recommend that the full council approve a ban on single-use shopping bags in the city.

The subcommittee met on Jan. 29 to discuss the benefits and challenges of such a ban, and voted its unanimous support.

The full City Council meets Tuesday, beginning at 7 p.m., in the Theodore A. Pelosi Jr. Council Chambers on the second floor of Haverhill City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.

 

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Outreach Committee members noted the bags are not recyclable in the city’s curbside pickup program,...


BIG BAG THEORY: Coral Gables votes to ban plastic bags — a first in Florida

BIG BAG THEORY: Coral Gables votes to ban plastic bags — a first in Florida

CORAL GABLES | Plastic bag use in stores could soon be a thing of the past in Coral Gables after the city commission on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance banning the products.

The measure will require a second vote to become law, which will likely come at the March 28 meeting. The action sets the city up to be the first municipality in Florida to ban plastic bag use.

Although the proposal drew a crowd of supporters, it also had some opponents — or at least people who asked the commission to...


Texas lawmakers look to courts as they make new run at bag bans

Texas lawmakers look to courts as they make new run at bag bans

Two years ago, libertarian-minded lawmakers convening at the Capitol were gunning to take down bag bans enacted in cities such as Austin.

Now, after several sessions of foundering legislation, they’re hoping for relief from the courts.

At a session of a downtown Austin public policy conference on Thursday titled “The Californiazation of Texas: Plastic Bag Bans,” one of those lawmakers, state Rep. Drew Springer, R-Muenster, suggested a possible Texas Supreme Court case might provide the clearest chance for opponents of city bag bans.

The title of the session hosted...


Estonia to Ban Free Plastic Bags

Citing a EU directive, the Estonian Ministry of Environment wishes to ban free lightweight plastic bags in stores from July 2017 and to raise the price of plastic carrier bags available in stores to up to one euro apiece from 2019, write LETA/BNS.