Worldwide update on plastic

Here is a brief update from our partners at the Plastic Pollution Coalition.

BAG BANS

  • Bainbridge Island, Washington, US bans plastic bags.
  • Ojai, California, US bans plastic bags and levies a fine on paper bags.
  • Ukiah, California, US bans plastic bags.
  • Los Angeles County, California, US is moving ahead on banning plastic + paper bags.
  • Bulacan Province, Philippines bans plastic bags.

POLYSTYRENE BANS

  • Santa Cruz County, California, US bans polystyrene food containers.

LITIGATION

  • Appeal filed against judge’s ruling in support of Los Angeles County, California, US bag fee.

BPA

  • Sweden to ban BPA in children’s food packaging.
  • Britain opposes French BPA ban.

WASTE REDUCTION

  • The European Union is urging member countries to halve marine waste levels by 2020.