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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Detroit Bans Fracking

Sustainability Ninja

Detroit’s City Council has made history in Michigan by becoming the first in the state to pass a resolution supporting a ban on fracking. Detroit sent a strong message indicating that a ban on fracking is necessary to protect public health and preserve Michigan’s natural resources,” said Lynna Kaucheck of Food & Water Watch. The time to ban fracking in Michigan is now.”. Eco News detroit bans fracking


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France Bans Genetically Modified Corn

Sustainability Ninja

France has temporarily banned the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, ominously called MON810. Agriculture france ban GM corn monsanto yieldgardDue to the proximity of the planting season,” said Agriculture Minister Bruno Le Maire in a press release last week, the country has “decided to take a precautionary measure to temporarily prohibit the cultivation of maize MON810 on the national territory to protect the environment.”.

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NYC To Ban Smoking In Parks, Beaches And Times Square

Sustainability Ninja

The smoking ban will cover 1,700 parks and 14 miles of public beaches plus boardwalks, marinas and pedestrian plazas like Times Square. The ban goes into effect 90 days after Bloomberg signs the bill, and he has 20 days to do it. Eco News new york city bans smoking smoking ban new york smoking ban times square

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Iran bans dog walking

Green Prophet

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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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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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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Colorado Bans Greyhound Racing


This makes Colorado the 39th state in America to ban greyhound racing! Read More The post Colorado Bans Greyhound Racing appeared first on Ecorazzi. This week, Governor John Hickenlooper signed into law the prohibition of greyhound racing in Colorado. Animals Causes Featured News

California Bans Ivory


California Governor Jerry Brown signed state assembly bill AB 96 into law yesterday, which officially bans the sale of virtually all elephant ivory and rhino horn in the state. Though Read More The post California Bans Ivory appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

California Bans Plastic Bags! WooHoo!!!

Eco Chic

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.

California To Ban Shark Finning

Sustainability Ninja

A measure to ban the practice of shark finning has achieved final passage on a bipartisan vote in the state of California. The new law will ban the sale, purchase or possession in California of shark fins, which are consistently used in Chinese cooking. Eco News shark fin ban california shark finning

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Hong Kong Bans Shark Fin Soup and Bluefin Tuna

Green Prophet

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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Banned Four Loko Drink Turned Into Ethanol Fuel

Sustainability Ninja

Every can of the now banned Four Loko makes about 2.8 that recycles ethanol, which is what they intend to do with the banned beverages. Eco News four loko banned four loko ethanol four loko fuelounces of ethanol alcohol. That means that every four cases could produce a little more than a gallon of ethanol alcohol.

Pro Surfers Assault Fellow Wave Rider, Both Banned from Upcoming.

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Blog Share this: Tweet Share Pro Surfers Assault Fellow Wave Rider, Both Banned from Upcoming Events Sami Ewers February 22nd, 2011 Follow me on Twitter @samiewers Professional surfers Sunny Garcia and Jeremy Flores got into an altercation with a fellow surfer this Saturday while surfing in Burleigh Heads, Australia. One Response to “Pro Surfers Assault Fellow Wave Rider, Both Banned from Upcoming Events&# T.

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Success! Los Angeles Bans Bullhooks


LA City Council voted unanimously to ban the use of cruel bullhooks by any circus performing within city limits. Los Angeles Bans Bullhooks appeared first on Ecorazzi. Read More The post Success! Animals Causes Entertainment Featured News

California Passes Sweeping Ivory Ban


In the hopes of discouraging illegal poaching, California has effectively banned the sale of nearly all ivory and rhinoceros products. Though California made it illegal Read More The post California Passes Sweeping Ivory Ban appeared first on Ecorazzi. Finally, some good news for elephants! Animals Causes News Top News

Portland City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

Sustainability Ninja

Portland has joined a growing list of cities that have banned plastic bags. The ban applies to supermarkets with $2 million or more in gross annual sales plus stores with pharmacies and at least 10,000 square feet of space. Eco News portland plastic bag banThe Portland City Council unanimously (5-0) approved an ordinance this week that prohibits plastic shopping bags at major grocers and certain big-box stores. The new rules will take effect October 15th.

New York City Outdoor Smoking Ban Starts

Sustainability Ninja

Eco News nyc smoking banA law which Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed in February will make smoking illegal in New York City’s 1,700 parks and on the city’s 14 miles of public beaches. Smoking will also be prohibited in pedestrian plazas like Times Square. Cigarette butts account for 75% of the litter found on New York City beaches, according to a news release from Bloomberg’s office.

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.

Thoreau’s town bans single-use plastic bottles!


All My Relations Announcements ban bottles Concord environment health nature news plastic pollution single-use toxinsSome very excellent news! Here we see a political action in service of the health of both people and our environment. And what a perfect place to do it: the hometown of Henry David Thoreau. Thank you, Concord, Mass, for carrying on his legacy of visionary activism. This action will mean less plastic building up [.].

Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter


Denmark chose animal rights over religion Monday by enacting a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals. The new regulation banning the religious slaughter of animals was signed into Read More The post Denmark Bans Kosher and Halal Animal Slaughter appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes Eats News Top News

10 Reasons Why Should We Ban Plastic Bags


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.

New Zealand Bans Animals Testing for Cosmetics


After animal rights organizations lobbied for a ban on animal testing for cosmetics in the country, the New Zealand government has listened and turned the ban into law. Greens MP Read More The post New Zealand Bans Animals Testing for Cosmetics appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Beauty Causes News Science Top News

Another Effort to Ban Hunting with Lead Bullets

10,000 Birds

You’d think it would be a no-brainer but sadly hunters are resistant to a lead-bullet ban. Over a hundred organizations have again petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to ban lead in hunting – a move opposed by many hunting groups. In California, where there is already a ban to protect released California Condors , the Ventana Wildlife Society is giving away non-lead ammunition with the hope that it will encourage hunters to follow the law.

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

Green Prophet

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.

Costa Rica to Ban Dog Fighting


Costa Rican legislators signed a bill after a two year battle that will ban dog fighting in the country. Read More The post Costa Rica to Ban Dog Fighting appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

India Bans Importing Cosmetics Tested on Animals


India officially became the first cruelty-free cosmetics zone in South Asia today with its passing a ban on imported animal-tested cosmetics. Read More The post India Bans Importing Cosmetics Tested on Animals appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Indian Court Bans Religious Animal Sacrifices


Animal rights activists in India are celebrating as a court has banned all animal sacrifices in a northern India state. “No person will sacrifice any animal in any place of Read More The post Indian Court Bans Religious Animal Sacrifices appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World


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?

Plastic Bag Ban: A Tale of Two Cities

Green Home Blog

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

Green (Living) Review

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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British Home Secretary wants to ban encryption

Green (Living) Review

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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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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Russia issues temporary ban on beef from New Zealand

Green (Living) Review

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.

Austrailia Bans Bottled Water

Green Earth Journey

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

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

Green Prophet

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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Norway becomes first country to ban deforestation

Green (Living) Review

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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Wild Animals Are Now Banned From Circuses in The Netherlands


As of last week, wild animals, including lions, bears, and elephants, are banned from performing in circuses in The Netherlands. The decision, which was officially passed back in December 2014, Read More The post Wild Animals Are Now Banned From Circuses in The Netherlands appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

India Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products


Last week, India became the first South Asian country to ban animal testing for cosmetic products. According to India Today, the Bureau of Indian Standards voted unanimously to remove all Read More The post India Bans Animal Testing for Cosmetic Products appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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Israel Bans Horse-Drawn and Donkey-Drawn Carts


Israel has become the first country in the world to ban horse-drawn and donkey-drawn carts. Read More The post Israel Bans Horse-Drawn and Donkey-Drawn Carts appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News

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The Banned Super Bowl Ad that We Needed to See.

Elephant Journal

84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial banned build a wall controversy fox immigrants immigration mindfullness political Sarah Norrad Super Bowl Super Bowl 2017When asked about the intent for creating the commercial, the advertising company's response was, "to generate national awareness.crea. Enlightened Society Equal Rights Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only.

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The “Muslim Ban” & Closed Borders: How to Restore our Compassion.

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society Equal Rights Non New-Agey Spirituality WAYLON: Today Only awareness change Closed Boarders compassion family German TV happiness healing Health & Wellness life mindfulness Muslim ban politics refuge refugee choir refugees relationships Syria Syrian refugees TravelThese refugees who’ve fled their war-stricken countries might be silent most of the time, because they’re trying to settle in a foreign country, whose culture differs so dramatically from their own.

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Chicago Bans Grocery Store Plastic Bags


The city approved a ban that will stop grocery stores from offering plastic bags for customers. Read More The post Chicago Bans Grocery Store Plastic Bags appeared first on Ecorazzi. Chicago just got a little greener. Causes Environment News Top News