In Kingston, Gov. Cuomo signs ban on single-use plastic bags | Local News

KINGSTON, N.Y. —  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law banning single-use plastic bags into law Monday afternoon, on Earth Day, the Hudson River Maritime Museum.  As…

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Suffolk County Moves To Cut Plastic Usage – CBS New York

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – On Earth Day, bans on plastic items are in the spotlight in New York, with Long Island leading the way. Bags,…

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Waitrose tackles marine plastic pollution with fellowship funding

Waitrose is funding a number of university fellowships to “boost new thinking” on reducing plastic pollution, the retailer announced. The Blue Charter Fellowships, run by…

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A 60-year plankton study accidentally charts the rise in ocean plastic

It started unobtrusively, with fishing line showing up in 1957 off the coast of Iceland, then a plastic grocery bag off Ireland years later. But…

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This planet is not a plaything: why vast ranks of plastic toys spell disaster for the environment

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” So said the playwright George Bernard Shaw. © DC Thomson…

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Diageo to remove plastic from Guinness multipacks | Business

Plastic can holders and shrinkwrap are to be removed from multipacks of Guinness, its owner, Diageo, will announce on Monday. Diageo is phasing out plastic…

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Plastic Bags Set to Vanish in NYS; Paper Bags Next to Go

            In one of the most significant efforts in years to reduce the amount of waste generated in the Empire…

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Squid beaks, plastic debris among contents found in Jurong Island sperm whale’s belly: Study

SINGAPORE: Jubi Lee, the 10.6m female sperm whale that was found off the coast of Jurong Island in 2015, lived on a diet of squid,…

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Pregnant whale plastic: Pregnant whale washes ashore in Italy with nearly 50 pounds of plastic in her stomach

A pregnant 26-foot sperm whale and her unborn fetus were found dead last week off the coast of the island tourist destination of Sardinia, Italy,…

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Pregnant sperm whale washes ashore filled with plastic in stomach

Different day, same heartbreaking story. An eight metre sperm whale was found dead off the Italian island of Sardinia with 22 kilograms of plastic in…

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