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Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold

Landmark Plastic Bag Ban Officially On Hold | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
The nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags will not go into effect this summer after all. The California secretary of state’s office announced Tuesday that a referendum to overturn the measure has qualified for the Novemb...
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 “Every poll shows that Californians strongly support the law, and the $30 million to $50 million it will cost the plastics industry to launch a full-fledged campaign in 2016 will be proven to be an act of political malpractice, particularly since nearly half the state will no longer have plastic bags by election day.”


People are in favour of a ban and are aware of the dangers of plastic for our environment. The plastics industry are swimming against the tide!

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EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice

EU, UNEP Strengthen Collaboration on Environment, Climate Change - Sustainable Development Policy & Practice | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
The European Commission and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), which lays the foundation for continued collaboration on environment and climate change issues. Under the terms of the MOU, the European Commission and UNEP and will engage in more targeted cooperation on such areas as climate change, green economy, biodiversity and the new mercury convention.
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Future of Europe’s circular economy mired in controversy

Future of Europe’s circular economy mired in controversy | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker made a mistake in taking legislative package off the table, says architect of Europe’s circular economy strategy. Jo Confino reports
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In light of this controversy, Zero Waste Europe are to hold a workshop in Brussels next month (March 4th) to provide proof of the economic, social and environmental benefits of having an ambitious waste policy.


Let's hope the European Commission reconsiders.

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Sharing economy in cities: moving towards a more inclusive urban future

Sharing economy in cities: moving towards a more inclusive urban future | Recycling News Channel | OrganicStream.org | Scoop.it
From Chicago to Seoul, the sharing economy can transform business and cities, boosting urban resilience and sustainability
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Time to make our cities shareable: inclusiveness and connectivity are key to improving our cities, and policy makers play a huge role in making this happen.

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