Prices on the black market have almost tripled as traders flirt with jail terms and heavy fines.

Kenya's bold decision to ban the manufacture, sale and use of plastic bags is being celebrated as the country hosts the third United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) conference.

Chile's President Michelle Bachelet signed a bill Wednesday that seeks to ban plastic bags in more than 100 coastal areas in a bid to halt the accumulation of ocean plastic.

Plastics are synthetic polymers derived from fossil oil and largely resistant to biodegradation. Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) represent ∼92% of total plastic production. PE is largely utilized in packaging, representing ∼40% of total demand for plastic products with over a trillion plastic bags used every year. Plastic production has increased exponentially in the past 50 years.

Country is world's second largest consumer of plastic bags after US, reports Al Jazeera.

ISLAMABAD: A Senate body has recommended a complete ban on manufacturing and use of plastic grocery bags, one of the major environmental pollutants, in Islamabad.

It is six years since non-biodegradable polythene bags were banned from the country.

Nicko Lunardi, from Newport, is wearing a black T-shirt with two skulls on it. He is 27 years old, an electrician, and a drummer in two punk bands.

California will become the first state to outlaw single-use plastic shopping bags, after Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill intended to prevent billions of them from ending up in landfills and wate

KATHMANDU: Changu Narayan Development Committee in association with The GenNep — Nation First, a youth leadership development programme under the Himalayan Climate Initiative, is set to declare Cha