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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...

Kroger to phase out plastic bags at all stores

CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. Kroger Co. orders about 6 billion bags each year. ...

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A rising concern? After straws, balloons get more scrutiny

NEW YORK (AP) — Now that plastic straws may be headed for extinction, could Americans' love of balloons get deflated too? The celebration of releasing balloons into the air has long ...

Home of Islanders, Nets abandoning plastic drinking straws

NEW YORK (AP) — An arena where the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and the NHL's New York Islanders play is the latest place making plastic straws a thing of the past. Brooklyn's Barclays Center...

Utz® Introduces Irresistible White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseballs!

HANOVER, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--As part of a new multi-faceted sponsorship between Major League Baseball and Utz® Quality Foods LLC., Utz® introduces NEW White Cheddar Cheeseball Baseball...

As Plastic Regulations and Bans Increase, Market Value for Biodegradable Polymers Exceeds $1 Billion and Will Rise Sharply by 2023, IHS Markit Says

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 26, 2018--Led by Western Europe, increasing regulations and bans against plastic bags and other single-use plastic items such as drinking straws is driving growing demand...

The Latest: San Francisco bans plastic straws, stirrers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on a plastic straw ban in San Francisco (all times local): 4:05 p.m. San Francisco supervisors have unanimously approved a ban on pl...

Aramark to Reduce Single-Use Disposable Plastics across Global Operations by 2022

PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 24, 2018--Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, today announced a commitment to significantly reduce single-use disposab...

San Francisco to consider outlawing plastic straws, stirrers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. ...

Virgin Voyages Prescribes ‘Vitamin Sea’ Experiences for All Sailors

GENOA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul 23, 2018--Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Voyages President and CEO Tom McAlpin revealed renderings and animations of nine new public spaces of t...

WeWork takes meat off the menu at company events

NEW YORK (AP) — Office space sharing company WeWork says it is no longer serving red or white meat at company events. In an email to employees Thursday, co-founder and Chief Creative...