The ASTM Plastics Committee has announced the development of the new ASTM D7473 standard, which tests weight attrition for plastic materials in a marine environment. The test is aimed at makers of degradable and bio-degradable plastic materials.
A California Superior Court judge has ruled that San Francisco can continue its ban on plastic bags. The Save the Plastic Bag Coalition had filed a lawsuit against the city claiming it had enacted the ban without conducting a required environmental review. The group is planning to appeal the ruling.
The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, Illinois and Curbside Value Partnership have launched a new campaign dubbed "Recycle First. Trash Last. " The marketing strategy utilizes radio, online, transit and event advertisements to encourage Lake County residents to recycle more materials.
Giant plastic bag slugs have invaded the town of Angers, England! The colorful creatures are composed of 40,000 used plastic bags each and are part of an annual performing arts festival.