The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries also provided an English translation of the announcement. Post-industrial scrap plastics, including production scraps, off-cuts and regrind, were not named in the ban on post-consumer plastic that went into effect this year. Post-industrial loads, however, are subject to the sharp 0.
Motivation[ edit ] The use of plastics continues to rise in our daily lives due to its convenience and cheap price. But the cost that is not obvious to many is the environmental and health impacts they are leaving behind. The use of these leaves a large ecological footprint on the environment, not to mention that this plastics do not break down easily, if at all.
Scientists now have estimated that at the rate will continue to dump plastics into our oceans, by there will have more plastic than fish in our oceans.
Sub-national bans by country[ edit ] Australia[ edit ] Inthe New South Wales town of Bundanoon voted to become the first town in the world to outlaw bottled water. The town now offers public drinking fountains and filtered water dispensers where people can fill up reusable water bottles and canteens.
The reusable empty bottles are sold in place of full bottles in the local stores. The Toronto City Council approved a water bottle ban to take effect in January The Town also instituted a requirement that restaurants serve tap water on request including take-out orders.
Many of these stations will be dispersed throughout the city. The passage was largely due to the efforts of year-old Jean Hill.
Two previous attempts to ban bottled water in the town had failed. The sale of water in bottles made of other types of plastic is allowed. Bottles of flavored water, regardless of size, may be sold.
Bottled water less than or equal to 1 liter in volume may not be sold in vending machines. Bottled water less than or equal to 1 liter in volume may not be sold at civic events including but not limited to sports events, road races, festivals, theater performances and catered events.
Water may be offered for free to patrons in any form.
The Health Division is tasked with ensuring compliance with the bylaw against bottled water sales under 1 liter. If bottled water less than 1 liter is being sold, a written warning is issued.
The International Bottled Water Association issued a press release stating that: It will also deprive the town of needed tax revenue and harm local businesses that rely on bottled water sales. Some residents of the Town of Arlington brought one to its Spring Town Meeting ofbut it was defeated in a voice vote.
A high-school student proposed a ban by-law at the Fall Town Meeting in Framinghamwhere it was defeated by a vote of 60 to Sudbury on May 2, ; and Lincoln in March, India[ edit ] Inthe state of Bihar has banned the usage of plastic water bottles in governmental meetings.
Single-use is defined there as under one-half liter. Larger sizes have a refundable fee applied to them. However, the consumption of other bottled beverages such as soda and juices has become more prevalent.
Since eliminating the sales of bottled water on campus, the university has also seen a decrease in soda fountain sales, which leads observers to believe that water is not necessarily being replaced by sugary beverage alternatives.
For example, a simple solution to this is to use a reusable bottle and fill it up at stations, water fountains, or food establishments.
A group of students has managed to created a biodegradable plastic bottle from algae and other natural materials. The implementation and use of a product like this could take a big cut in the use of plastics.Bottled water bans have been proposed and enacted in several municipalities and campuses around the world, over such concerns as resource wastage, transportation emissions, plastic litter, and damage to affected aquifers..
The small town of Bundanoon, New South Wales (Australia) enacted such a ban in and was the first town to do .
(AP) — BRUSSELS — The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce.
Why Production of Plastic Bags Should Banned In the 21st century, people have become their own killers. From countryside to the cities, the use of plastic materials has greatly increased.
Seattle on Sunday became the first major U.S. city to ban plastic straws and utensils. The full ban went into effect on July 1, a decade . Under the proposal, single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives will be banned and replaced with more environmentally sustainable materials.
A controversial ban could be the beginning of the end for plastic cups and plates in France to be compostable and made of biologically sourced materials. country to extend the plastic ban.