Prime Minister Imran Khan's ban on plastic bags in Pakistan goes into effect on Aug. 14. Environmentalists say it's a good idea — but argue that the plan is flawed.
Major retailers in England issued 7.6 billion single-use plastic bags before a fee was instituted in 2015. In the most recent 12-month period, they cut that to 549 million.
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The Kroger Co. includes major chains such as Ralphs, Harris Teeter, Food4Less and Pick 'n Save. Its goal is to eliminate all single-use plastic bags by 2025.
In Mumbai, beaches are strewn with plastic trash, so now there's a ban on plastics — and penalties for violators. But there are some exceptions.
While environmental groups and many shoppers are applauding the change, the initial implementation has been tense at times.
Last week, dozens of plastic bags were pulled from the stomach of a whale that researchers found washed ashore in Thailand.
The East African economic powerhouse is following in the footsteps of its much smaller neighbor Rwanda. Kenya's government says it's good for the environment, but critics say it will hurt the poor.