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Rhode Island legislation to ban plastic bags at retail checkout lines now heads to the governor; legislation requires retail establishments to offer recyclable bag options such as paper bags or allow reusable bags brought in by customers

Canada to ban manufacturing and importing of many single-use plastics from December; ban will be on single-use checkout bags, cutlery, foodservice ware made from or containing plastic that is hard to recycle, ring carriers, stir sticks and straws

UK supermarket Iceland launches plastic-free reusable woven bags, which are a combination of paper and cotton; bags will cost £1 each

Commentary: Recycling itself can't fix plastics issue; efforts should focus on keeping plastics out of the environment, such as bag bans, minimum content mandates for plastic packaging, commitment to eliminate certain plastics like PVC, plastics with PFAS

BillerudKorsnas expands sustainable FibreForm range, adds unbleached, brown paper for carrier bags, cup sleeves, paper plates; cold-formable paper requires less energy than plastic packaging during converting, is 100% renewable, recyclable, biodegradable

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