A bill introduced in the California legislature wouldn’t ban plastic drinking straws at restaurants, but it would make it illegal for servers to provide them to customers unless they specifically request them. As the bill stands, scofflaws could face a hefty fine and even jail time.
ESE World B.V. (Maastricht, Netherlands), which became part of RPC Group a year ago, has carried out the first practical experiment to demonstrate that HDPE can be recycled at least 10 times and further processed under controlled conditions.
The court will hear oral arguments in Laredo Merchants Association v. The City of Laredo. The merchants association is arguing that a ban on single-use bags by the city is illegal because of an existing state law regulating solid waste disposal.
Prime Minister Theresa May has unveiled a 25-year plan to eradicate all avoidable plastic waste. The British Plastics Federation said that it was “disturbed” by the tone of the speech, which “does not recognize the important benefits that the plastics industry brings to the UK.”
The recent campaign by advocacy group As You Sow pressuring McDonald’s to eliminate the use of polystyrene in its overseas restaurants had a familiar ring to Clare Goldsberry. She consulted her archives and found some interesting historical perspectives.