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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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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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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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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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David Madden
August 24, 2018 - 12:08 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- A plan to tack a 5 cent fee on single use plastic bags in New Jersey could well be replaced with an outright ban. Middlesex County State Senator Bob Smith said the fee bill, now sitting on Governor Phil Murphy's desk, won't be sitting there much longer. "The Governor...
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Kimberly Adams
August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — In New Jersey, it could soon cost you more at the checkout line at grocery stores and some retailers. Legislation is one step closer to becoming law, and reaction to the proposed fee is a mixed bag. "I think that's ridiculous," said Debbie from Voorhees in response to...
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Kristen Johanson
August 13, 2018 - 4:23 pm
ATLANTIC COUNTY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Atlantic County has banned single-use plastic bags and straws inside its parks. The ban officially went into effect Monday. Visitors who violate the new policy will be issued a warning through August of next year. After that, the county will ticket people to...
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