Monthly Archives: June 2023

Paris Olympics – First Major Event Without Single Use Plastics

The Paris 2024 XXXIII Summer Olympic Games will take the bold lead of being the first major event to disallow single-use plastics.  Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo announced this ambitious plan on May 26, 2023. Sporting and sustainability-minded worlds alike are eagerly talking about France’s progressive initiatives to provide new alternatives to plastic.  Hidalgo cited the […]

The UK is Banning Single Use Plastics

The United Kingdom made it official this year: they are banning single-use plastics as of October 1, 2023, backed enthusiastically by 95% of individuals polled. Starting in October, retailers and food vendors cannot use these items, even if they have some left in stock. They are being encouraged to find immediate alternatives.  It is estimated […]