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France Is the First Country to Ban Plastic Cups, Plates, and Cutlery

France Is the First Country to Ban Plastic Cups, Plates, and Cutlery

I realize I’ve been on a bit of a “Ban Plastics” kick here at Gimmie Some Good News lately. It’s intentional. I’m hoping to bring more awareness to the issue, and thus, change habits. Who is with me?

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From the article …

“Starting in 2020, most plastic cups, plates and cutlery will be totally banned. 

Every year,  4.73 billion plastic cups are thrown away in France. Only 1% of these are recycled. The bold ban aims to drastically cut levels of plastic waste, and drive innovation in biodegradable products. The only disposable products that will survive the ban will be those that are made from at least 50% biodegradable material. By 2025, this threshold will rise to 60%.”

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In Nashville, every public-school student in grades 3–12 is automatically signed up for a library card

In Nashville, every public-school student in grades 3–12 is automatically signed up for a library card

Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year

Costa Rica will run on more than 98% renewable energy for fifth consecutive year