Plastic straws and cutlery to be banned in Canada

Canada plans to ban some single-use plastics like straws, bags and cutlery by early 2021. The proposal aims to reduce non-recyclable waste and protect the world’s seas and oceans. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau revealed the move less than five months before a national election which is likely to be dominated by climate change and […]

Guinness to remove plastic from packaging

The maker of Guinness has revealed it will remove plastic from its beer packaging. Plastic ring carriers and shrink wrap will be scrapped from multi-packs of Guinness and Diageo’s other beers. They will be replaced with 100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard. The new packaging will be on the shelves in Ireland from August, while the UK, […]

Will Malta ban plastic straws and cotton buds?

Pressure is growing on Malta and other Commonwealth nations to ban the sale of plastic straws and cotton buds. Environmental campaigners say the move would help to protect our seas from the growing problem of plastic pollution. Theresa May told Commonwealth leaders that plastic straws would be outlawed across England ‘very soon’. She urged other […]

Plastic straws ‘to be banned in Malta by summer’

Plastic drinking straws could be banned in Malta as early as this summer, in a bid to clean up our seas and beaches. Bars, pubs and restaurants would be forced to use environmentally friendly alternatives such as paper. The EU announced the move after research showed an astonishing 8.5 billion plastic straws are thrown away […]