Berkeley's plastic bag ban could get a whole lot tougher

Plastic “pre-checkout” bags, like these in the produce section of Berkeley Bowl West, would be prohibited under a new ordinance proposed by Councilmember Kate Harrison. Stores would have to provide paper bags instead, and charge customers 10 cents apiece for them. Credit: Nico Savidge A Berkeley council member wants toContinue Reading

Centre notifies ban on single-use plastic

The Union environment ministry has notified the Plastic Waste Management Amendment Rules, 2021, that make it mandatory for the thickness of plastic carry bags to be increased to 120 microns by the end of next year, and prohibit the manufacture, import, stocking, distribution, sale and use of several products withContinue Reading

Inside Track: Planning, Environment & Sustainability - In the media, In practice and courts, Cases and Legislation - Real Estate and Construction

The Government of Canada took a major step towards finalizing its proposed ban on non-essential single-use plastics by the end of 2021. On May 12, 2021, it published the final Order Adding a Toxic Substance to Schedule 1 to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999, in order to designate “plastic manufacturedContinue Reading