Campaign to Ban Disposable Face Masks Launched

Green (Living) Review

It should be noted that the petition is specific in that it is not asking the Government to completely ban their sale, they have an important role in medical situations, and where use is controlled, they can be recycled - although this is not always easy. The UK will consume 19.2

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EU plastic ban to go into effect July 3

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The ban will end sales of plastic bottles, food containers, cotton swabs and more

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Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

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The move could see these animals given new legal protections, and means that restaurants and fishmongers could be banned from boiling crabs alive or sending live lobsters through the post. The post Boiling lobsters alive to be banned by the Lords?

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Senate passes ban on shark fin sales in the US

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Senate has passed a bill that, if enacted into law, will ban the buying and selling of shark fins and products containing shark fins in the country The U.S.

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Delhi bans disposable plastics

Green (Living) Review

In December 2016, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) voted to pass a law banning the use of all disposable plastics throughout the national capital region. Other wish there had been more time to get used to the idea of such a ban. India's capital city has taken a strong stand against plastic pollution, but now it needs to convince its residents. India’s capital city, Delhi, has taken a courageous step toward fighting plastic pollution.

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Iran bans dog walking

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The country’s totalitarian regime has banned another human pleasure owning one of man’s best friends. Since dogs are considered “haram” or impure in Islam, the Islamic Government, literal in its interpretation of Allah’s commands has outright banned dog walking in cities like Tehran. She has been banned from taking Peaky anywhere around the streets of Tehran. Last month the Police Chief of Tehran said dog walking is now banned everywhere.

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Calcutta bans bicycles

Green (Living) Review

Calcutta bans bicycles in an apparent attempt to check bombing terror by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Just when you think you have heard and seen it all and then along comes something like that from a city where bicycles vastly outnumber cars. An Indian city, Calcutta (aka Kolkata) to be precise, has banned cyclists from major roads on the grounds that bicycles prove handy for anti-social elements intending to plant bombs. India cycle ban cycles Kolkata Calcutta bicycles

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UK to ban elephant captivity in zoos and safaris

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The Kept Animals bill, which is expected to pass later this year, seeks to protect captive animals from unnatural treatment

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EU parliament calls for ban on caged farming practices

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On Thursday, the European Parliament approved a report petitioning the European Commission to end caged farming of animals

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Hong Kong Bans Shark Fin Soup and Bluefin Tuna

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But now the government has instituted a new ban that could reduce consumption of both. Dubai fishermen have scored devastating catches of Hammerhead and other sharks in order to supply fins to Hong Kong – a processing hub – despite numerous fishing bans and international condemnation of finning. “WWF-Hong Kong congratulates the HKSAR government for issuing a shark fin and bluefin tuna ban for their official dining,” the group announced in a press release.

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Jordan bans plastic bags, joining Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE

Green Prophet

The Jordan Food and Drug Administration (JFDA) announced plans to ban the use of plastic bags starting next year. No word on what constitutes “greener” substitutes, nor how the ban will be enforced. The ban is a positive first step, but one that needs to be partnered with a robust anti-littering campaign and program of municipal recycling; neither currently exists in the litter-strewn kingdom. Qatar, Kuwait and the UAE ban plastics too.

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags

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Well, let’s have a look at the most important reasons why single-use plastic bags should be banned right now. Quick Navigation for Reasons Why Plastic Shopping Bags Should Be Banned. Bans in other countries. How can you help to ban plastic bags in your area? 10 Other governments are banning plastic bags, so yours should too… or at least make people pay for them. The country instituted the ban in 2013 to minimize livestock deaths.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

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France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July. Arash Derambarsh, a municipal councillor for the commune of Courbevoie in Paris, has called for the ban on single-use plastics to be implemented across Europe.

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California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

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But seriously, this evening, governor Jerry Brown announced a plastic bag ban for the ENTIRE state —and check your maps, California is HUGE! From the Sierra Nevadas to the Pacific, from NorCal to SoCal, from Hollywood to Hippie enclaves, from desert to redwoods, plastic bans are now a shrinking commodity, less likely to pollute our lakes, streams and the oceans, blow into trees and stay there approximately forever, and less likely to get eaten by marine animals.

British Home Secretary wants to ban encryption

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) British Home Secretary Amber Rudd wants to ban encryption – well basically – for she demands that the security services and police be given access to the encryption WhatsApp and other secure messaging services. Calls have been made already a while ago to outlaw the use and possession of the Web- and desktop based Telegram messaging service which also end-to-end encrypts messages.

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World

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Countries that have banned plastic bags. The first country to implement a full ban on plastic bags was Belgium in 2007. Since then many countries have begun to follow suit with country wide bans, local / partial bans, and taxes or disincentives on using plastic bags. Below is a list of some countries that currently have a ban, tax, or disincentive on the use of plastic bags [2]. Country wide ban. Local or state ban. How do plastic bags get banned?

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Plastic Bag Ban: A Tale of Two Cities

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Plastic Bag Ban: A Tale of Two Cities. Carolina, a city along the Atlantic coast in a state which, in late June of 2009, passed a bag ban, S.L So sure they have a ban, but darned if bag ban inspectors, working for the state’s Division of Waste Management, didn’t discover that the number of plastic bags littering highways and byways actually increased after the ban was signed into law. The photo above depicts 60,000 plastic bags, the number used in the U.S.

GardenToolbox & The Hosepipe Ban

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GardenToolbox one of the UK's leading online retailers of gardening tools and equipment has recently divulged their thoughts on the recent hosepipe ban; both implementation and removal. Evesham, Worcestershire, UK : Everyone is aware of the hosepipe ban (which has now been lifted – for the time being). This meant that people could water their plants without fear of breaching the hosepipe ban.

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Norway becomes first country to ban deforestation

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Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step toward curbing global deforestation. At the rate we are going, the world's rain forests could completely vanish in 100 years. In their pledge last week, Norwegian lawmakers also committed to find a way to source essential products such as palm oil, soy, beef and timber so that they leave little to no impact on their ecosystems. It's a pledge Norway made at the U.N.

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Austrailia Bans Bottled Water

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via Huffington Post SYDNEY — Residents of a rural Australian town hoping to protect the earth and their wallets have voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country _ and possibly the world _ to take such a drastic step in the growing backlash against the industry. But the Boston-based nonprofit corporate watchdog has never heard of a community banning the sale of bottled water, she said. "I

Dubai, Abu Dhabi ban high energy incandescent light bulbs

Green Prophet

Albeit somewhat late ( the UK first announced its ban of incandescent light bulbs in 2007), the UAE’s ban is a progressive move that is expected to save up to 500 megawatts a year. Cities CFLs Energy Efficiency energy shortages LEDs Middle East UAE light bulb ban After July, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), one of the world’s largest oil producers , will no longer import high energy incandescent light bulbs.

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Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions

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11, 2020, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to ban the killing of wildlife in contests. This makes Washington the seventh state to ban such contests with the aim to conserve wildlife. Original post: Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions. On Friday, Sept.

Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand

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The Russian agriculture safety watchdog has imposed a temporary ban on imports of beef and beef products from New Zealand, effective February 6. The watchdog also said that it might ban fish imports from New Zealand due to traces of mercury in some supplies. New Zealand is not one of the Western countries facing a Russian food ban.

Enforcing Jordan’s Smoking Ban: Is the Kingdom Blowing Smoke?

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Five years following its ban on smoking in restaurants and other public spaces, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will start enforcing the rules. Law enforcement began in 2009 with shopping malls and Queen Alia International Airport first enacting the ban, followed by fast food restaurants. Smoking is banned in hospitals, schools, cinemas, libraries, museums, government buildings, and on public transportation. Health cancer sheesha smoking ban tobacco

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US and UK banning the use of Kaspersky anti-virus

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Kaspersky's anti-virus software was banned from U.S. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Not only the government agencies are on the bandwagon, even Barclay's Bank is advising its customers who got it free via the Bank to stop using it. I am going out on a limb here now and say that this is because Kaspersky anti-virus is one of the best in catching Trojans and thus the government agencies want people to stop using it under false pretenses.

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Smoking Ban Fires Up Lebanon Businesses

Green Prophet

Hotel and restaurant owners in Lebanon are all fired up after Law 174 went into effect today, banning all smoking within closed environments throughout the country. And Forbes reported in 2009 that in India, at least one smoking ban resulted in a drop in revenue for businesses in the hospitality industry that previously allowed smoking in their establishments. But non-government organizations citing a similar ban in Turkey claim that the move could actually boost revenues.

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Turkish Lipstick Ban Reversed, But Booze Sales Get Corked

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Turkey is in the news for its social protests which may also be linked to this: a new Turkish law bans late night alcohol sales and requires boozy products to be smacked with warning labels. Some private businesses endorse the scheme; Turkish Airlines banned alcohol on some of its domestic flights. Speaking of his past accomplishments as Mayor of Istanbul, he told the conference goers, “We banned drinking, we banned smoking.

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France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

But the proposed ban is not without controversy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France's latest efforts to reduce pollution, especially in the form of plastic waste, will also affect picnickers in parks and countryside. Under this controversial new ban, they won't be able to use, nay even buy, plastic goblets from which to drink their wine, or plastic knives with which to make sandwiches. It follows a ban on plastic bags, in place since July.

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Virginia bans cosmetic testing on animals

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In 2018, California became the first state to pass a law banning animal testing for cosmetics. More: Virginia bans cosmetic testing on animals. Starting January 1, 2022, the state of Virginia will no longer allow animal testing or the sale of cosmetics tested on animals.

We Go ECO with Ban T-Shirts

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I received the fabulous organic t-shirt pictured above on my sexy hubby from Ban T-shirts. Ban T-Shirts has a ton of designs to choose from. Ban T-shirts is a left-wing, liberal website where you can find T-shirts that will let people know where you stand on issues such as war and the environment. For every single shirt that is sold from Ban T-shirts the company plants one tree! Ban T-shirts are made in the U.S. 1 extra entry: Follow Ban T-Shirts on Twitter. *1

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San Francisco’s plastic ban sends seismic wave around the world

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Banning plastics is the best first step to eliminating this poisonous prodrome of modern civilization. Last March, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to pass a bottle-banning ordinance – quickly signed into law by Mayor Edwin M. The ban goes into effect in October 2014, the first of its kind in America: will it resonate around the world as a model in dealing with municipal waste ? This bottle ban resulted from ten years of grassroots organizing.

Shigeru Ban’s Design Souq pavilion is made entirely of cardboard in Abu Dhabi

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Legendary Japanese architect Shigeru Ban built Design Souq – a mobile, recyclable pavilion made entirely out of cardboard that is every bit as sturdy as brick or stone. Ban’s favorite material, cardboard has a much smaller embodied carbon footprint than heavier, more permanent materials such as concrete, for example, and it is easily reused. Design Abu Dhabi Art Festival Cardboard Pavilion green building materials green design Japanese design Shigeru Ban

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North Carolina Bans Plastic Bottles

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From the garbage that is. That is right starting today if you live in North Carolina, you are no longer aloud to throw that empty plastic bottle into your garbage can. The law states that you are required to recycle it. Be it a water bottle, detergent bottle, shampoo bottle, you must remove the lid (which can be tossed into the garbage) and place it into your recycling bin. Dont have one yet, well you better get to it! So exactly how are they going to monitor this?

Reasons Why E-Cigarettes are Banned in Many Countries Around the World

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An increasing number of countries are banning the sale of e-cigarettes. To date, over twenty countries have banned the sale of e-cigarettes and most are Middle Eastern, South American, and South-East Asian countries. And India has banned the production, sale, and import of e-cigarettes.

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Driving ban for combine harvesters in Germany

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) In a number of German states and counties a driving ban is being considered or already put in force banning combine harvesters from the roads between 1500 hours on Friday and 0900 hours on Monday to allow holiday traffic free flow.

Turkey Bans 26 Genetically Modified Organisms

Green Prophet

Turkey is the latest country to ban 26 GMOs following an incident involving the unauthorized entry of genetically modified rice that was due at Mersin port, according to local press. The Biosecurity Board unanimously passed the ban, though some genetically modified corn and soy will be permitted for animal feed.

Whitehouse ponders executive order to ban guns

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) It would appear, to all intents and purposes, that the White House is considering the use of the President's executive order privilege to get a ban guns in private hands in the US past both Houses. President Barack Obama is exploring executive orders to help prevent mass shootings in America, Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday, January 9, 2013. The president is going to act.

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Southern NV Water Authority wants to ban useless grass

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city to ban nonfunctional turf. The water authority has asked the Nevada legislature to ban about 40% of this remaining turf. Owners of properties that predate the ban are rewarded with up to a $3-per-square-foot rebate for tearing out old sod.

Don’t ban new technologies — experiment with them carefully

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Silicon Valley’s many disruptive effects on society and business are no reason to ban some of its more promising products, such as shared city scooters. Here is the original post: Don’t ban new technologies — experiment with them carefully. Business Green ban-some business-are effects-on-society health shared-city silicon-valley society-and such-as-shared valley

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Belgium bans the book

Green (Living) Review

Victory for environmentalists as Europe moves towards an opt-in system for phone books? by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Belgian Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne has announced on Twitter that Belgium would adopt an opt-in system for residential telephone directories. From 2011, white-pages directories will not be delivered in Belgium unless a customer requests one and let's hope the same will be true for the business pages as well.

Germany to ban controversial weed-killer glyphosate by 2023

AGreenLiving

But the controversial chemical won’t have the chance to do either, as ministers have reported that the German government is banning the use of glyphosate when the EU’s approval period expires in 2023. ” Related: EPA backs the use of toxic herbicide chemical glyphosate Besides killing insects , there are other experts who believe glyphosate may cause cancer in people and needs to be banned as soon as possible “What harms insects also harms people,” Schulze said.

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The Guardian bans fossil fuel advertising

AGreenLiving

See the original post here: The Guardian bans fossil fuel advertising. The media group will no longer accept advertising from oil and gas companies, despite acknowledging decision will have implications for its revenues.

Watch out for Lumpy Skin Disease as UAE Bans Jordan’s Cows

Green Prophet

The United Arab Emirates has imposed a temporary ban on imports of live cattle , their non-processed skins and all beef derivatives originating from the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan following recently reported cases of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahad, UAE Minister of Environment and Water, issued a resolution based on reports by the World Organization for Animal Health stating that the ban will remain in place until the Jordanian epidemic is confirmed clear.

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