YouGov finds overwhelming support for banning 'problem plastics': By a wide margin, Brits are more likely to support than oppose a ban on each product. Of the 17 products asked about, for 15 of them a majority of the public supports a ban on the items made either entirely or partly out of plastic. Outlawing disposable coffee cups garners the highest level of support, with 80% of people backing a ban on manufacturing such items with plastic, while only 12% opposing it. Clam-shaped takeaway containers drinking straws, and foam egg boxes are in joint second, with 77% of the public supporting them being taken off the shelves.
G20 to tackle ocean plastic waste as petrochemical producers expand in Asia: Reuters reports, Japan wants to make reducing the glut of plastic waste in the oceans a priority at the Group of 20 summit it is hosting this month as governments around the world crack down on such pollution.
Switch to electric cars hit by ‘poor’ charging infrastructure: FT reports, Parliament’s business, energy, and industrial strategy select committee has described Britain’s charging infrastructure as “poor” and “lacking in size and geographical coverage”, and experts say this is one of the biggest barriers to the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in the UK.
Bloomberg: The race to become the Beyond Meat of fish
Skyrocketing demand is depleting oceans and fueling a problematic fish-farming industry.
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Automakers tap VR to banish boredom in autonomous cars.
Margaret Renkl: Scooter madness: Cities are swarming with electric scooters. But this is not the ‘micro-mobility revolution’ we need.
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Asian countries take a stand against the rich world’s plastic waste: LAT reports, import bans and stiffer global trade rules are putting a halt to the decades-old practice of shipping scrap to developing countries.