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# plastic waste

Last year
New Zealand to become first country to ban thin plastic bags from supermarkets
Global negotiators take key step towards landmark treaty to end plastic waste
England to ban single-use plastic cutlery and plates two years after EU
All time
Deposit-return scheme on bottles and cans to start rolling out in shops
Opinion: Recycling soft plastics is fine but we must simply stop using them
Mindy O'Brien
Soft plastic: How much of it will actually be recycled and what difference will it make?
Straws, cutlery and cotton buds among single-use plastics banned from tomorrow
Opinion: Why the planet needs us to cut our consumption this Christmas
Lyndsey O’Connell
Ban on some single-use plastic and levy on disposable cups: The government's plan to tackle waste
Dublin councillor proposes ban on sale of takeaway single-use plastics
Deer found dead with 7kg of plastic bags, underwear and towels in stomach in Thailand
Minister to set out the 'good from the bad' in how supermarkets tackle plastic waste
'Can we get away from plastics? No. Can we use plastics better? Yes.'
Irish researchers find plastic in 2km-deep underwater canyon, 320 km from land
Simply refusing a straw with your cocktail isn't going to do much to reduce the world's plastic consumption
Barry Dunning
New plan to use Irish fishing trawlers to remove plastic from oceans
The global war on plastic has left manufacturers rethinking their straw productions
Westport to become Ireland's first plastic straw-free town
Poll: Should a deposit be charged on single use bottles and cans?