plastic bags

Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 29, 2020 - 4:00 am
A bill headed to Gov. Wolf’s desk will distribute the lion’s share of Pennsylvania’s federal pandemic aid money, which includes hundreds of millions for nursing homes and long-term living facilities. Read more here.
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Coronavirus testing kits
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Pat Loeb
April 22, 2020 - 3:51 pm
Philadelphia reported a high number of newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Wednesday, but officials say it is not as dire as it looks. They remain optimistic that the city is beating the virus. Read more here.
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Plastic bags.
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David Madden
January 18, 2020 - 4:00 am
Proponents for a ban of single-use plastic and paper bags in New Jersey insist they are undaunted after legislators failed to pass a bill. Now, the effort must start all over again. Read more here.
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City Councilmembers at City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
December 12, 2019 - 5:12 pm
Philadelphia City Council wrapped up its four-year term Thursday, passing several hard-fought bills and honoring four members who will not be returning in the next term. Read more here.
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David Madden
October 18, 2019 - 2:49 pm
Camden County is imposing a ban on single-use plastics starting in January at its facilities and at county sponsored events.
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Gov. Tom Wolf
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Tony Romeo
June 28, 2019 - 2:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania lawmakers have now finished work on a new state budget. Gov. Tom Wolf said the spending plan and its companion bills will become law. The new budget has more money for education — nearly doubling early childhood education funding in five years — and...
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Pat Loeb
June 20, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilmember is proposing a ban on single-use plastic bags and non-recyclable paper bags at retail stores or in deliveries. Councilman Mark Squilla's bill would require that stores charge 15 cents for any bag it provides to a customer and, though...
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Whole Foods
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May 20, 2019 - 11:55 am
By Jordan Valinsky, CNN Business (CNN) — Responding to customers' demands, Whole Foods is ramping up its war on disposable plastic. The Amazon-owned company announced Monday that will stop offering plastic straws across all of its 500 stores in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada...
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Dead whale in Indonesia had swallowed 1,000 pieces of plastic
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November 21, 2018 - 8:41 am
By Jack Guy, CNN (CNN) -- In just the latest reminder of the dangers of pollution in our oceans, a dead whale in Indonesia has been found with 13.2 pounds (six kilograms) of plastic waste in its stomach. The 31.17-foot sperm whale was found near Kapota Island in Wakatobi National Park, southeast of...
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plastic bag litter
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Eric Walter
August 27, 2018 - 11:06 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he has vetoed a bill that was intended to curtail the use of plastic bags in the state. Assembly bill 3267 and Senate bill 2600 would have required that consumers pay a five-cent fee for single-use carryout bags and...
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