KFC Taiwan stops serving plastic straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking straws, Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) restauran...

Heating up: Investors' green targets go beyond just big oil

NEW YORK (AP) — It's not just big oil and power companies that investors are pushing to do better on the environment. In the next few weeks, Amazon shareholders will vote on a propos...

Taiwan mulling acceleration of plan to ban plastic straws

A plan to ban plastic straws that was expected to be carried out in stages may now be put in place in a single step, an environmental official said Monday. The government intends to put the ban in ...

Thai, Vietnamese supermarkets praised for ditching plastic packaging

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A supermarket chain in Thailand has been praised for “going green” and ditching plastic packaging in favor of traditional banana leaf wraps. Rimping Superma...

McDonald's Taiwan to end use of plastic straws by June

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- McDonald's Taiwan today announced that in response to the Taiwan Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) planned ban on the use of single-use plastic drinking str...

Hawaii weighs first-in-nation plastic bans at restaurants

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii would be the first state in the U.S. to ban most plastics at restaurants under legislation that aims to cut down on waste that pollutes the ocean. Dozens of ci...

SeaWorld removes foam bowls, plates from parks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment is removing products made of polystyrene foam from its 12 parks. Officials at the Florida-based theme park company said Tuesda...

Taiwanese startup ramping up production of sugarcane straws

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- As a ban on single-use plastic straws is set to go into effect in July of next year, a Taiwanese startup is ramping up production of its biodegradable straws made from sugarcan...

EU parliament backs ban, limits on single-use plastics

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament has overwhelmingly backed a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution in seas, fields and waterways. The ban would affect a...

Taiwan authorities to start banning single-use plastic straws from July 2019

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The government is planning to introduce new regulations to curb plastic use in certain places next year. Many places across Taiwan will be barred from providing custome...

Taiwan company wins gold for environmentally-friendly sugarcane straw

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) –Taiwan’s Ju-Tian Eco-Material Co. (鉅田友善材料) was awarded a gold medal for a biodegradable drinking straw made from sugarcane, alongside 8 other medals awarded to Taiwan...

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New California law to limit plastic straws in restaurants

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law. The law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Br...

California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California becomes first state to bar full-service restaurants from automatically handing out plastic straws.

California seeks to be first state to limit plastic straws

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink, you soon may have to ask for it at California restaurants. Lawmakers on Thursday sent Gov. Jerry Brown a measure that s...