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In other news: April 25, 2016

Published: April 25, 2016
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In other recycling newsRegulators in British Columbia ramp up pressure on newspaper publishers to contribute to recycling funding, and New York City Council members will likely vote in early May on a plastic bag fee law.

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Dispatches from Europe: A rush of regulations on plastic bags

Published: June 1, 2016
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Clarissa MorawskiAccording to the European Commission, an estimated 100 billion plastic carrier bags are used in the European Union every year – an average of almost 200 bags per capita. Around 90 percent of these are lightweight bags (thinner than 0.05 millimeters), and most are used only once before being thrown away.

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