mardi 19 juin 2018

First paper straw factory in decades to open as UK bans plastic

As the United Kingdom moves forward with its planned ban on single-use plastic products, the first paper straw factory to open in decades is rising in Wales to meet the consumer need. Transcend Packaging, the owner and operator of the new plant, has already reached out to 1,361 McDonald's restaurants throughout the United Kingdom, as well as other restaurants, to provide them with more environmentally friendly straws. “We spotted a huge opportunity, and we went for it,” Transcend sales and marketing...

from Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

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Software engineer who admitted sex attacks on women he met on Tinder recently settled €60k personal injuries case

CONVICTED rapist Patrick Nevin seven months ago settled a €60,000 personal injuries claim in the Circuit Civil Court but at the time could not be identified due to outstanding rape and sexual assault charges against him to which he pleaded guilty to on Tuesday.

Children at risk of sexual abuse left in danger by serious weaknesses in social services - damning report

Children in danger of sexual abuse are being left at risk by serious weaknesses in social services, a damning report revealed today.

Key witness in Gareth Hutch murder case gave 'explosive statement' when interviewed by gardai at her home, court heard

A key witness in the Gareth Hutch murder case gave what a senior garda described as an “explosive statement” about the killing when she was interviewed at her home, a court heard.

Up to 400 children could lose out on opportunity to play football if council development plan goes ahead in Dublin

Up to 400 children could lose out on the opportunity to play football for their club as Knocklyon United may lose their Ballycullen Park pitches to council development.

Mother of boy (6) who broke an arm while 'gallivanting' in Eddie Rockets withdraws €60k personal injury claim

The mother of a six-year-old child, who broke an arm while "gallivanting" around a seating bay in a Dublin restaurant, has withdrawn a €60,000 personal injury claim against the franchise of the Eddie Rockets eatery.