Category: Environment

Taiwan to ban disposable plastic items by 2030

Taiwan is planning a blanket ban on single-use plastic items including straws, cups and shopping bags by 2030, officials said Thursday, with restaurants facing new restrictions from next year. It is the latest push by Taiwan to cut waste and pollution after introducing a recycling programme …

Is the golden age of water over?

Climate change, human activity, and a growing population are significantly increasing the chances of a global water crisis, analysts warn. More than one billion people now lack access to clean drinking water, and the UN predicts a 40 percent water deficit worldwide by 2030. South Africa’s …

Judges to rule on diesel bans in choking German cities

whether German cities can ban old diesel cars to reduce air pollution, with potentially dramatic consequences for a key industry and transport policy in Europe’s largest economy. Even if it finds in favour of anti-pollution plaintiffs after deliberations start at 1000 GMT, the Federal Administrative Court …