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U.K. to Require Electric Car Chargers for New Build Homes - Bloomberg

U.K. to Require Electric Car Chargers for New Build Homes - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New homes built in the U.K. will soon be required to have charge points for electric vehicles, according to the government’s Road to Zero report released Monday.
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We still have no idea how to eliminate more than a quarter of energy emissions

We still have no idea how to eliminate more than a quarter of energy emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Air travel, shipping, and manufacturing are huge sources of carbon that we lack good options for addressing.
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Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils and cocktail picks

Seattle bans plastic straws, utensils and cocktail picks | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Strawless in Seattle is now officially enshrined into law.
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Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago - The New York Times

Antarctica Is Melting Three Times as Fast as a Decade Ago - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The continent’s rate of ice loss is speeding up, which is contributing even more to rising sea levels.
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Oregon Breweries To Start Reusing Glass Bottles

Oregon Breweries To Start Reusing Glass Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Double Mountain started do this in 2012 and Matt Swihart, the owner and brewmaster for the Hood River, Oregon brewery said they were the first on the West Coast to bring the idea of refillable glass bottles back into the marketplace.
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Trump Drowns Ocean Protections During National Ocean Month

Trump Drowns Ocean Protections During National Ocean Month | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The president revoked an Obama-era order aimed at protecting and restoring ocean and coastal health.
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Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds | Environment | The Guardian

Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Circular economy could recycle more plastic and meet industry demand for raw materials, finds Green Alliance research
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How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war

How recycling more steel and aluminum could slash imports without a trade war | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The U.S. could slash imports of these metals not by imposing duties but by boosting the reuse and recycling of old metal products.
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Pilot plant demonstrates low-cost conversion of CO2 into fuel

Direct air capture (DAC) systems have been discussed as a possibility for removing CO2 from the air, but until recently seemed too expensive. After running a pilot plant for three years, Carbon Engineering (CE) has broken down the costs of a DAC system and found how it can work.
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Sleek and Stylish Laundromat ‘Preserves the Life Cycle of a Garment’ –

Sleek and Stylish Laundromat ‘Preserves the Life Cycle of a Garment’ – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Laundromat café Celsious offers a crisp and clean atmosphere for its fashion-forward customers.
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Mars Is Betting Greener Chocolate Bars Will Be Great for Profit - Bloomberg

Mars Is Betting Greener Chocolate Bars Will Be Great for Profit - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Mars Inc., the maker of its namesake chocolate bar and Wrigley’s chewing gum, is spending $1 billion on sustainability with a strategy to make greener practices increase profits.
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Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags

Whale Found In Thailand Dies From Eating Over 80 Plastic Bags | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Rescuers unsuccessfully tried to nurse the male pilot whale back to health.
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Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws in all stores by 2020

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws in all stores by 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Starbucks announced Monday that it will stop using plastic straws at all of its stores worldwide.
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All single-use plastics should be banned by 2023 Senate inquiry recommends | Environment | The Guardian

All single-use plastics should be banned by 2023 Senate inquiry recommends | Environment | The Guardian | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A national container deposit scheme should be established in response to the recycling crisis, the report says
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Study shows Trump plan to save coal, nuclear plants could cause premature deaths - 

Study shows Trump plan to save coal, nuclear plants could cause premature deaths -  | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It also says it would result in increased carbon emissions.
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This sixth-grade inventor built a robot to hunt ocean plastic

This sixth-grade inventor built a robot to hunt ocean plastic | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
One of the finalists in the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, Anna Du’s robot is designed to use infrared light to help us understand just how badly our oceans are being ruined with trash.
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Burger King unveils plan to phase-out plastic straws

Burger King unveils plan to phase-out plastic straws | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Burger King has announced that it will roll out compostable straws in its UK restaurants this year as it works to make all its packaging recyclable, biodegradable or compostable by 2025. - edie news centre
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Investors Demand Nestle, Pepsi and Others Cut Plastic Use - Bloomberg

Investors Demand Nestle, Pepsi and Others Cut Plastic Use - Bloomberg | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A group of 25 investors managing more than $1 trillion in assets are demanding that Nestle SA, PepsiCo Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and Unilever NV reduce their use of plastic packaging, calling it environmentally damaging.
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Union Square Partnership tries compost bins to divert waste from landfills

Union Square Partnership tries compost bins to divert waste from landfills | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Union Square Partnership tries compost bins to divert waste from landfills
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More Than 5,000 US Schools Have Solar Power Installations

More Than 5,000 US Schools Have Solar Power Installations | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Approximately 5,489 K-12 schools in the US now have solar power installations, according to a report created by the Solar Foundation titled Brighter Future: A Study on Solar in U.S. Schools, 2nd Edition.
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American Express is creating credit cards made from plastic found in the oceans

American Express is creating credit cards made from plastic found in the oceans | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
American Express is creating a credit card made primarily from plastic found in the ocean and on the coasts in an effort to reduce its environmental impact.
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Narendra Modi: India to ban single-use plastic by 2022

Narendra Modi: India to ban single-use plastic by 2022 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
As other countries dither, India's Prime Minister makes a bold but important promise.
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Circular economy vital to EU’s quest to kill emissions: study – EURACTIV.com

Circular economy vital to EU’s quest to kill emissions: study – EURACTIV.com | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Reusing plastic and metal could help keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and allow the EU to go emission free by 2050, according to new research on the burgeoning circular economy.
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EU publishes single-use plastics ban law and the straw wars heat up

EU publishes single-use plastics ban law and the straw wars heat up | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
You've almost certainly heard noise about banning plastic straws, but have you heard of "Straw Wars"?
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