New Jersey is the first state to ban single-use bags made from both plastic and paper, but one is actually worse for the environment than the other.
And yet infinitely recyclable plastics are on the horizon.
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Businesses that give customers condiments without them first asking for them could receive fines totaling $300.
New York's Straw Law Will Fine Business for Giving Out Unsolicited Straws, and Also for Not Having Enough Straws
Those much-maligned single-use plastics had a brief reprieve during the pandemic. Now they're back in politicians' sights.
Both Harris and the Trump campaign agree that plastic straws are a superior product. Only Harris wants to ban them.
San Francisco Was the First Major City To Ban Plastic Bags. Now It's Banning Reusable Bags To Combat Coronavirus.
Preserving consumer choice allows stores and shoppers to respond nimbly to uncertain risks.
One of the overlooked benefits of single-use items is that they're clean.
China is responsible for a huge portion of the world's plastic waste. There's still reason to be wary of its plastics crackdown.
For the first two months of the ban, stores would be required to give out free reusable bags instead.
Britain's Plastic Bag Fee Is Producing a Huge Spike in the Consumption of Thicker, 'Reusable' Plastic Bags
The law of unintended consequences rears its ugly head.
From plastic bag bans to plastic straw bans to bans on shampoo bottles in hotels, California is adopting supposedly environmental policies that won't save the environment but will piss off residents.
Researchers from MIT and the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution say that sunlight can break down polystyrene within a few decades.
The Green Party of Canada has committed itself to banning a whole host of single-use plastic items by the year 2022.
The much-maligned drinking utensil is saved from the ravages of Trump's trade war.
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The once noble symbol of resistance to government tyranny is now being used to help get Donald Trump re-elected.
A Canadian grocery store tried to shame its customers with embarrassing plastic bags.
The artsy new waste receptacle is intended to make recycling "fun and cool."
A press release announcing the Canadian government's intention to ban straws and other single-use plastics cites a long debunked statistic.
Tanzania follows in the footsteps of Rwanda and Kenya.
Straw banners have sucked victory from the jaws of defeat.
The Garden State's plan to ban all grocery store bags could have negative consequences for consumer convenience and the environment.
The bill represents a win for defenders of plastic straws
A supporter says the move is "symbolic."
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's anti-plastic executive order will be a pain for taxpayers and city workers alike.
A new study says plastic bag bans encourage people to use less eco-friendly substitutes.
Environmental group Lonely Whale and Bacardi have teamed up to fight the little "straw in cup" symbol.
Bills in Colorado and Florida would mandate some new restrictions on plastic straws, but forbid local governments from banning the suckers outright.
Bills introduced in Montana, Florida, and Washington would either ban or restrict plastic straws.
The city's new policy mandates almost all disposable foodware be compostable by 2020.
Styrofoam bans, cigarette restrictions, and Uber taxes are just some of the regulations New Yorkers will have to contend with in 2019.
At the Start of 2018, Straws Were Legal Almost Everywhere. Now, They're an Endangered Species Across the U.S.
What explains the rapid spread of the ultimate nanny state policy?
DC9's Garbage BARge touts straw bans, sea turtles, and a few inaccurate statistics.
Environmental Protection Agency Gives $45,000 Grant to Help Non-Profit Build Sea Turtle-Shaped Trash Can
The $45,000 grant goes to a New York environmental group's "Going Strawless to Save the Sea Turtle" campaign.
Plastic toys, sí! Plastic straws, no!
The war on plastic marches on.
Santa Barbara's new proposal would fine repeat violators up to $250 for handing out prohibited plastic straws and stirrers.