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Big plastic user Japan fights waste ahead of G-20 summit

Jun. 26, 2019 8:38 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has a plastic problem. In a country where cleanliness and neat packaging have long been considered good service, almost everything, from single bananas to individual pieces of vegetables, pastries, pens and cosmetics is sold plastic-wrapped. But as world leaders descend on Osaka for the...

Search of trash facility for evidence of missing mother ends

Jun. 25, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

NEW CANAAN, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have completed their search of a trash-to-energy plant for evidence in the disappearance of a mother of five who's been missing for a month. New Canaan police in a statement Tuesday say the search through tons of trash at the Materials Innovation and...

Oregon Senate votes to ban single-use plastic bags

Jun. 11, 2019 7:58 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Senate voted Tuesday to prohibit single-use plastic shopping bags, joining a growing movement to reduce plastic pollution in oceans. The Senate voted 17-12 to keep grocery stores and restaurants from providing such bags. Stores would still be able to offer recyclable plastic...

Malaysia to send back plastic waste to foreign nations

May. 28, 2019 6:37 AM EDT

PORT KLANG, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia will send back some 3,000 metric tons (3,300 tons) of non-recyclable plastic waste to countries such as the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia in a move to avoid becoming a dumping ground for rich nations, Environment Minister Yeo Bee Yin said Tuesday. Yeo said Malaysia...