Coronavirus Pandemic Deals Blow To Plastic Bag Bans, Plastic Reduction

The Plastics Industry Association recently sent a letter to Alex Azar, head of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and asked him to speak out against plastic bag bans because they put consumers and workers at risk. And the American Recyclable Plastic Bag Alliance is doubling down on its opposition to plastic bag […]

Plastic bag bans are being reversed amid coronavirus panic

One recently cited study from 2011, which found that shoppers rarely washed reusable bags, was paid for by the American Chemistry Council, a proponent of plastic. Another study traced an outbreak of gastroenteritis to a shopping bag that had been in a hotel room overnight with a severely ill person. A third study cited in […]

The Goodwill Tribe’s ‘Letters in the time of Corona’ initiative aims to cheer up those feeling under the weather

There is also a form for those who wish to enrol as a volunteer and write these letters. Volunteers from each chapter then respond to requests sent from people across the world. Starting in Dubai, The Goodwill Tribe is now present in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nagpur, Goa, Delhi, Sydney and Kuwait. Some of their members engage […]

Letters: Chemical plants working to provide equipment for virus fight

Chemical facilities are also enacting compliance activities and permit management systems to minimize any contact among individuals. They are conducting Critical Activity Assessments at each operating location, isolating operators as much as possible and directing all nonessential employees to work from home. Ensuring our facilities uphold these high standards is a top priority and is […]

Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

“My question would be, will it become permanent?” McNamara said. “I’m fine with the restrictions on reusable plastics. It makes a lot of sense, and that’s the way to go for the environment. But if it’s a public health issue, we’ve got to figure out some way to deal with it.”

Plastic bag bans halted in several cities due to coronavirus pandemic

Several weeks ago, states including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New York, Oregon and Vermont implemented a statewide ban on plastic bags, and customers are required to bring their own reusable bags to the grocery store or pay a small fee for each bag that is needed. In Oregon and California, new laws have limited the […]

Florida Man and Niece Choke Uber Eats Driver Who Crashed His Car, Punch Him in the Face and Steal His Bag, Police Say

When the driver confronted her, she allegedly choked him from behind. The pair are also accused of punching the driver in the face during the attack, according to WTSP. Lisa Antonietti then gave the driver his bag and walked away after witnesses intervened.

Wisden Cricketers of the year 2020: Ben Stokes, Ellyse Perry bag top honours; full list of winners

“First, with a mixture of outrageous talent and good fortune, he rescued England’s run-chase in the World Cup final, before helping to hit 15 off the super over. Then, in the Third Ashes Test at Headingley, he produced one of the great innings, smashing an unbeaten 135 to pinch a one-wicket win.”

Letters: Gov. Cuomo looking presidential to some (4/5/20)

President Trump has only partially used this power, by having GM make ventilators, but we need him to do more. He should use his authority for masks and other protective equipment too. Americans — young and old, Republican and Democrat — have to persuade Donald Trump to take action, if we want to help both […]

Tata Power unit bags 300 MW deal for ₹1,730 crore

Tata Power Solar, a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power, has received approval to build a 300 MW CPSU-II for NTPC post the reverse auction held on February 21, at a price of ₹1,730.16 crore.