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Spanish tourist islands set to ban single-use plastics

February 1st, 2018 The cities of Mallorca, Menorca, and Ibiza are set to ban all single-use plastics in an effort to save the tourism industry on the Balearic Islands. The three tourist destinations are all included in plans from the Government of the Balearic Islands to …

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Solutions to our plastic problem: Lessons from South Korea

January 29th, 2018 The culture of drinking coffee has progressively become a profound culture in the Asian country of South Korea. Moving away from the traditional tea drinking culture of South Asia states, South Korea is now considered as one of the biggest coffee drinking …

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Solutions to our plastic problem: Lessons from Germany

January 19th, 2017 Once a staunchly tea-drinking nation, in recent years Ireland has progressively swayed further and further toward it’s more exotic cousin, coffee. The once-routine vocabulary of Builders Tea, English Breakfast and Earl Grey has been replaced with Flat Whites, Frappucinos, and Cortados. Coffee …

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Our Plastic Problem: Voices from the grassroots

January 17th, 2018 The Green Party’s Waste Reduction Bill underwent detailed scrutiny at the Dail’s Environmental Committee this afternoon.  The Bill proposes to ban disposable plastic plates, cups and other types of tableware. It also attempts to introduce a deposit and refund scheme for drinks …