Eco Briefs

eco brief

Plastic Pushback

Countries Ban Single-Use Plastics

Plastic Pushback,Kanittha Boon/Shutterstock.com
Kanittha Boon/Shutterstock.com

Bans on plastic consumption have been increasing globally for the last two years. Single-use plastics will be officially banned in the Bahamas by 2020, including plastic bags collected at the point of sale, straws, Styrofoam food containers and plastic utensils. Also, the release of balloons in the air will be illegal.

Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua and Barbuda have already banned single-use plastic products.

In Kenya it’s illegal to produce, sell or use plastic bags, Haiti has banned plastic bags and Styrofoam products and Belize moved to ban single-use plastics by April 2019.

The UK has outlined a plan to eradicate plastic use completely by 2042.

The Clean Seas Campaign, launched in 2017 by the United Nations Environment Programme, aims to increase global public and corporate awareness of the critical need to reduce marine litter.

Read 1689 times

Information/Disclaimer

We do not necessarily endorse the views expressed in the articles and advertisements contained on this website, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised.

The information contained herein is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical condition. Always seek the advice of your medical professional.

Recent Featured Articles

  • Healing Trauma   Emerging Therapies Offer Fresh Hope   Refugee children with tear-stained faces, the frail elderly…
    Read more...
  • Planet-Friendly Pours   The Rise of Sustainable Wine and Spirits   Iconic food and beverage magazines such…
    Read more...

Contact Information

Michigan Healthy Living
& Sustainability, Inc.
d.b.a. Natural Awakenings of East Michigan
PO Box 283, Oxford, MI 48371

Telephone: 248-628-0125
Contact us by eMail