England’s meager 5p plastic bag tax did wonders — and it’s about to increase to 10p

A small step that goes a very long way.

Banning plastic bags: Chile becomes the first country in the Americas to opt for a ban

Despite some city and state-wide measures, no other country in the Americas has banned plastic bags.

Plastics are ubiquitous in the deep ocean — even in the Mariana Trench

Plastic is everywhere — literally.

Efforts to fight plastic pollution are working: Fewer plastic bags found around UK waters

Taxing plastic bags or coffee cups works — and the rest of the world should follow suit.

California becomes the first US state to ban plastic bags

California confirms its status as a leader in American sustainability, becoming the first US state ever to ban plastic bags.

Meager 5p bag tax slashes usage by 80%

When the Scottish government introduced a 5 pence tax for plastic bags, they were expecting a significant reduction, but even they weren’t expecting such a big success.

A word on plastic and reusable bags

A while ago, I was telling you about the big garbage island in the middle of the Pacific ocean, and why you should use and reuse canvas bags instead of going for the plastic bags. But here are some quick facts about reusing bags. An average reusable bag requires the same amount of energy as an estimated 28 traditional plastic

Hawaii becomes first US state to ban plastic bags – sets a remarkable example

The Governor of the Honolulu county signed the law passed by the local council, banning plastic bags altogether – thus making Hawaii the first state ever to do so. There are four counties in Hawaii – and all of them set a great example together; the thing is, this was not done by state legislature, but instead, each of the