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On the Issue: The environment and efforts to ban single-use plastics

By Nicole Vukonich   According to the United Nations Environment Program, researchers estimate that more than 8.3 billion tons of plastic has been produced since the early 1950s and about

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Bans on single-use plastics spread to US cities

U.S. cities are bolstering efforts to curb single-use plastic straws and utensils as the focus on reducing waste intensifies globally. Seattle and Oakland, Calif., are among the most recent cities to enact bans, which are going into effect July 1. At least a couple of other cities are reportedly considering doing the same. (S&P Global)