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A referendum to overturn California's first-in-the-nation statewide prohibition of single-use plastic grocery bags qualified on Tuesday for the November 2016 ballot, preventing the ban from taking

A Missouri lawmaker who also leads an association of grocery stores is trying to stop cities and towns in the state from restricting the use of plastic bags, bucking a national trend toward banning

Guwahati: In spite of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation's garbage-disposal initiatives, a study by a city NGO has revealed that the city generates 22,000 kilos of plastic waste every day.

For more than 50 years, global production of plastic has continued to rise. Some 299 million tons of plastics were produced in 2013, representing a 4 percent increase over 2012.

Rates of marine animals needing treatment for ingesting plastic bags, balloons and other waste in Australian waters have “accelerated dramatically” in the past decade, according to veterinarians, t

Lamin Samateh, a senior officer at the National Environment Agency, Saturday presided over the launching of Nianitama Plastic-Free Group and Recycling in Gunjur, Kombo South.

EVERY year, Kenyan shoppers tote home more than 100 million plastic bags.

KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - The Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (MoSTE) has decided to ask all government officials not to use polythene bags in their day-to-day life.

State government will implement a ban on polythene bags after civic polls. It would take another six weeks to implement it, state counsel told National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Tuesday.

The Central pollution control board (CPCB) has directed the Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) to shut down those plastic manufacturing units in the state that produce carry bags having a th