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warren entsch went to see the re-elected scott morrison to ask for a role in reducing plastic waste and says the pm ‘loved the idea’

Warren Entsch declares war on plastic in new Great Barrier Reef envoy role

Entsch told Guardian Australia he was inspired by the 10-year-old campaigner Molly Steer – who convinced Cairns to phase out single-use plastics – comparing her example favourably with activists who he accused of “frightening the living Jesus out of kids” to recruit school students to climate strikes.

plastic pollution of the oceans is a major concern but the effect of plastic on climate change has not so far been in the spotlight

Single-use plastics a serious climate change hazard, study warns

Plastic production is expanding worldwide, fuelled in part by the fracking boom in the US. The report says plastic contributes to greenhouse gas emissions at every stage of its lifecycle, from its production to its refining and the way it is managed as a waste product.

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Cebu City to ban single-use plastics, styrofoam at city hall

‘We will practice what we preach. Stricter even,’ Cebu City Mayor Tommy Osmeña says about the ban, which will begin on August 1 — (MANILA, Philippines) Single-use plastics and styrofoam will be banned from the Cebu City Hall starting August 1, as the city government implements more measures for environmental protection. Cebu City Mayor Tommy …

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Last straw for McDonald’s, Burger King as Mumbai bans single-use plastics

The rules prohibit the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size in Mumbai — (MUMBAI, India) Burger King, McDonald’s and Starbucks are among dozens of companies fined for violating a new ban on single-use plastics in India’s commercial capital Mumbai, an official said Tuesday, June 26. …

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