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Effort to reduce plastic waste in New York gains momentum

New York State is on the verge of passing legislation to significantly reduce single-use plastic waste, potentially setting a precedent for other states.

Hilary Howard reports for The New York Times.

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Conservatives target single-use plastic bans as overreach

Conservatives target single-use plastic bans as overreach

Canadian Conservatives are framing single-use plastic bans as government overreach and part of a culture war, focusing their criticism on paper straws and lids.

Aaron Wherry reports for CBC News.

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UN conference on plastic pollution marked by industry influence

UN conference on plastic pollution marked by industry influence

At a recent United Nations conference in Canada, intended to forge a treaty on plastic pollution, industry insiders prominently influenced proceedings despite the event's "plastic-free" claim.

Lisa Song reports for ProPublica.

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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism
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Tensions rise as US stance on plastic treaty draws criticism

Recent U.N. talks in Ottawa reveal significant resistance by major oil producers, including the U.S., to stringent global plastic production caps.

James Bruggers reports for Inside Climate News.

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Plastic industry's emissions threaten global carbon limits

By mid-century, emissions from plastic production are set to triple, significantly impacting the global carbon budget, a new report suggests.

Dharna Noor reports for The Guardian.

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Zero- and low-waste businesses band together against plastic pollution

As part of a national coalition, sustainable businesses are pooling resources to fight plastic pollution.

Jessica Georges loves the beaches of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where she lives.

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Seeking alternatives to plastic for produce packaging

Seeking alternatives to plastic for produce packaging

In an era where plastic dominates the grocery aisles, a shift toward more environmentally friendly packaging for fruits and vegetables emerges as a pressing concern.

Kim Severson reports for The New York Times.

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