Jun 8th, 2012
When Jenny Hughes heard Toronto’s city council had repealed the 5 cent plastic bag fee, she was furious. “But then I heard they banned the bags. This is amazing,” said Hughes, who runs Me+You, which makes reuseable bags in Vancouver. “People will be forced to make a change,” she said. “We have nasty ...
In Crime & Corruption
Feb 19th, 2011
The body of a newborn baby was found in a plastic bag at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, police have confirmed. According to reports, a 17-year-old gave birth to the baby Wednesday. No word whether the baby had been murdered or died of natural causes. A case of conceal...
In East Africa
Jan 6th, 2011
Kenya on Thursday outlawed the manufacture and import of plastic bags from March for damaging the environment, the environmental agency said. “We are telling Kenyans that we need these changes,” acting NEMA agency chief Ayub Macharia said. The ban is on bags up to 0.06 millimetres (60 mic...
Dec 30th, 2010
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will move ahead with a plan to eliminate the city’s contentious five-cent plastic bag fee, his office confirmed. The city’s plastic bag bylaw, which went into effect on June 1, 2009, requires retailers to charge a nickel for every single-use plastic retail shopping ...