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German minister prepares law to ban plastic bags

11 August 2019, 7:18 PM

Germany plans a law to ban the use of plastic bags because voluntary agreements with retailers to curb usage have not yielded good enough results, Environment Minister, Svenja Schulze said on Sunday. “My ministry will get a plastic bag ban on its way,” she said, not giving a timetable for the plan, adding her aim […]

Plastic pollution is widespread: Study

12 June 2019, 7:30 AM

Plastic pollution is so widespread in the environment that you may be ingesting five grams a week, the equivalent of eating a credit card, a study commissioned by the environmental charity WWF International said on Wednesday.

 Shoprite to pay South African customers for reusing plastic bags

24 October 2018, 2:40 PM

Shoprite Holdings, South Africa’s biggest supermarket chain, said on Tuesday it would pay customers for reusing its newly introduced recyclable bag as it joined domestic rivals in efforts to curb plastic pollution.

SA participates in International Coastal Cleanup day

15 September 2018, 7:10 AM

Various organisations and companies will embark on beach clean-up projects along South Africa’s coast on Saturday as part of International Coastal Cleanup day.



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