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FILE - This Wednesday, March 23, 2016, file photo, shows a sign at a Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Va. Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by 2019. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
July 18, 2018 - 1:41 am
DETROIT (AP) — Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year. The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019...
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In this March 15, 2018 photo, Moundsville, W. Va., mayor Allen Hendershott talks during an interview at the Moundsville City Building in Moundsville. The city is closely following a proposed Ohio project by Thailand's PTT Global Chemical to turn a byproduct of natural gas drilling into the raw material used to produce plastic products. Hendershott said his city has taken some preliminary steps to prepare for construction, such as revising zoning laws to help construction of businesses like restaurants, hotels and retail stores. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)
July 08, 2018 - 1:19 pm
ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A slice of Appalachia along the Ohio River still struggling decades after losing manufacturing jobs in the steel, aluminum and glass industries to overseas competition is looking to Asia to revive the region's fortunes with a more pliable product — plastic. A Thai...
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June 23, 2018 - 1:14 pm
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Officials say water filters installed at six homes all removed a potentially harmful chemical made at an eastern North Carolina plant. Results of the tests posted by the state Department of Environmental Quality show the activated carbon filtration systems all removed a...
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June 15, 2018 - 1:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's says it will switch to paper straws at all its locations in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and will test an alternative to plastic ones in some of its U.S. restaurants later this year. The burger chain and other fast-food companies have been facing increasing pressure...
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June 13, 2018 - 8:50 am
ST. PAULS, N.C. (AP) — A chemical company executive says he hopes residents near a North Carolina plant will one day be proud to have the operation in their community. Paul Kirsch is president of fluoroproducts for Chemours and spoke Tuesday night at a meeting about the company's plant in St. Pauls...
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June 11, 2018 - 5:24 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's environmental agency says it plans to ask a judge to impose tougher conditions on operations at a chemical plant that has long emitted a little-understood industrial compound. The state Department of Environmental Quality said it plans to go to court later this...
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In this photo taken May 28, 2018, Ram Nath, 40, sorts reusable trash he fished out from Yamuna, India's sacred river that flows through the capital of New Delhi. For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India’s most polluted rivers. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
June 04, 2018 - 11:38 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — For more than 25 years, Ram Nath has lived on the banks of the Yamuna River under a 19th-century iron bridge. Each morning, the wiry man walks a few steps from his makeshift hut and enters the black, sludgy waters of one of India's most polluted rivers. He is fishing for trash. "...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, a man walks past a notice for the Martin Aaron Inc. Superfund site in Camden, N.J. A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation’s most polluted places until recently worked for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 02, 2018 - 6:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation's most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. Steven D. Cook has...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, a man walks past a notice for the Martin Aaron Inc. Superfund site in Camden, N.J. A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation’s most polluted places until recently worked for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 01, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer tapped to lead a task force at the Environmental Protection Agency overseeing cleanups at the nation's most polluted places worked until recently for a top chemical and plastics manufacturer with a troubled legacy of creating some of those toxic sites. Steven D. Cook has...
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FILE- This May 24, 2018, file photo shows a large soft drink with a plastic straw in Surfside, Fla. The European Union is proposing bans on plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to cut marine litter. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 28, 2018 - 11:01 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds. The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine...
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