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France Becomes First Country to Ban Plastic Cups and Plates

France has become the first country in the world to ban disposable plastic cups and plates. A new French law will require all disposable tableware to be made from 50% biologically-sourced materials that can be composted at home by January of 2020. That number will rise to 60% by January of 2025. France becomes first country to ban plastic cups and plates By Sophie Eastaugh, for CNN Updated 0830 GMT (1630 HKT) September 20, 2016 Story highlights Ban will go into effect in January of 2020 The move is slammed by packaging industry (CNN)France has become the first country in [...]

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Plastic Bag Facts

We can find plastic bags wherever we go shopping. It is almost impossible not to see them in the streets. But, what do we know about these plastic bags? What is a plastic bag? A plastic bag, polybag, or pouch is a type of container made of thin, flexible, plastic film, nonwoven fabric, or plastic textile. Plastic bags are used for containing and transporting goods such as foods, produce, powders, ice, magazines, chemicals, and waste. It is a common form of packaging. Most plastic bags are heat sealed together. Some are bonded with adhesives or are stitched. Plastic bags can [...]

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We Bin Our Waste to Keep Prince Islands Clean

Çöpüne Sahip Çık(Mind Your Waste) Foundation and Adalar Municipality cooperated together for a cleaner environment. Visuals prepared by our designers are displayed in common areas in Prince Islands. (Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kınalıada) In the most peaceful part of İstanbul, with Adalar Municipality's and volunteers' help, we will raise awareness to environment and stop littering. We invite citizens to take care of the favourite spot of both local and foreign tourists in Istanbul in order to keep it clean. With the help our volunteers and fellow citizens, our campaign will reach millions.                 [...]

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India Will Be Clean Thanks To Trash Bins That Offer Free Wifi

Trash belongs in the garbage bin. It's a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for years. "India is a country where people love to break the rules," said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream. "We see it on the roads where no one is driving in their lane. We see it in the way people disrespect public spaces by throwing garbage anywhere that they want to." So Desai and cofounder Pratik Agarwal had an idea: Reward people for throwing things away. The idea for the smart garbage can came about at a popular Bangalore music festival [...]