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Canada to ban single-use plastics

Canada's Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, announced that the Government is taking additional steps to reduce Canada’s plastic waste, support innovation, and promote the use of affordable and safe alternatives. These measures will be based in scientific evidence and will align with similar actions being taken in the EU and other countries.

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UK to get its first ever rubbish bin made from recycled plastic

The UK’s first rubbish bin made from recycled plastic aims to encourage people reduce plastic pollution at the sea, will be presented in Blackpool next week. The project aims to prevent plastic waste ending in the sea, by making the disposal of litter a more conscious action. The bin will be located on the Blackpool promenade, reminding to keep its beaches clean, and its a collaboration between GreenSeas Trust and Blackpool Council.

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Malaysia starts shipping back plastic waste to foreign countries

Malaysia will ship back around 3,300 tons of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries like the US, UK, Canada and Australia, in order to avoid becoming a dumping ground for developed countries, explained Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin. Malaysia is trying to tackle illegal plastic recycling facilities that have increased across the country, and has closed over 150 plants since last July.

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