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Social media in Pakistan proves its strength

Social media in Pakistan proves its strength

A controversial decision to make plastic wrapping over all checked in luggage mandatory at Pakistan airports was withdrawn less than one day after it was announced. The decision waded into controversy amid heavy criticism by frequent flyers concerned about delays and costs and environmentalists worried about the negative consequences of the massive use of plastic. […]

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to source countries

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to source countries

Phnom Penh: Cambodia, in its revolt against an onslaught of rubbish shipments, has vowed to send 1,600 tons of plastic waste found in shipping containers back to the US and Canada. The announcement was made after 83 containers full of rubbish, mostly plastic waste, were found on Tuesday at Sihanoukville, the country’s main port. “Cambodia […]

Bahrain bans use of plastic bags starting July

Bahrain bans use of plastic bags starting July

Bahrain will ban the use of plastic bags in July, a senior environment official has said. Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, the chief executive of the Supreme Council for Environment (SCE), said the ban would regulate and phase out the use of plastic bags. “The first phase will focus on single-use plastic bags as well as […]

Ban on disposable plastic bags to take effect April 1

Ban on disposable plastic bags to take effect April 1

Use of disposable plastic bags will be banned at large retailers nationwide, starting next month, as part of the government’s efforts to reduce waste and conserve the environment, the Ministry of Environment said Wednesday. The ministry said about 2,000 hypermarkets and approximately 11,000 big supermarkets with sales floor space of 165 square meters or more […]

Ministry to survey food delivery industry’s plastic usage

Ministry to survey food delivery industry’s plastic usage

The Ministry of Environment will conduct a survey on plastic use in food delivery service in the first half of the year as a preliminary to regulate on plastic use in the industry, the ministry said, Monday. Currently, there are no regulations on using plastic products for food containers or disposable cutlery when using delivery services […]

Starbucks Korea to reduce plastic use

Starbucks Korea to reduce plastic use

Starbucks Coffee Korea Co.declared it will introduce paper straws for a test run this year to replace plastic straws as part of its efforts to tackle pollution from plastic waste. The latest decision is part of Starbucks Coffee Co.’s broader move to eliminate single-use plastic straws from its 28,000 stores worldwide by 2020. In a […]

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