EU Bans Single-Use Plastic Amongst Member States

The European Union voted to ban single-use plastic among member states by the year 2021. This decision is a reaction to the increasing amount of plastic that has found its way into waterways and oceans. After 2021, these items will be composed of more sustainable materials and their consumption will be reduced by 25 percent.

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Saving the Planet by Skipping School

On March 15, empty desks took up the majority of classrooms. The students who regularly fill them are not skipping class to hangout or sleep in; they are trying to save the planet. Walking down streets or marching to their nation’s capital, teens are finally pushing their posters up in the air and their voices out of their chest in protest of climate change.

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In His Last Tour of Asia, Obama Pushes Trade and the Environment

President Barack Obama, during his last trip to Asia, brought attention to the TPP which represents an American rebalance toward Asia. He argues it will eliminate tariffs and other protectionist measures with the goal of creating jobs and increasing living standards in all member nations.

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