Chile Wants to Ban Plastic Bags: Is That a Good Thing?

Chile Wants to Ban Plastic Bags: Is That a Good Thing?

By: Andrew Kemmer.

Chile has vowed to become the latest country to ban the use of plastic bags in order to mitigate the negative environmental effect that they have. But the path to an effective ban is much murkier than simply banning bags and seeing an improvement overnight. What will Chile do to implement an effective ban?

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Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

Preserving the Ocean: Palau’s National Marine Sanctuary Act

By: Andrea Fogelsinger.

International and unilateral agreements to regulate global resources are often questionably effective in their ability to effect change. One Pacific nation has taken matters into its own hands in establishing marine sanctuaries and no take zones to protect its resources and prevent mass extinction. 

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