With Hawai’i removing single-use plastics from the islands and California banning single-use toiletries from all hotel rooms, scores of companies and organizations are getting on board to reduce the amount of plastic they use. But, for the first time, an entire country, France, will get behind this initiative in the name of Mother Nature.
A few years ago, the French government passed a law (to go into effect this year) that bans the majority of plastic cups, plates and cutlery throughout the country. The law includes one exception: utensils composed of at least 50 percent disposable and biodegradable materials (a figure that will increase to 60 percent in 2025).
With approximately 4.73 billion plastic cups deposited in the trash each year and with only 1 percent of plastic cups going into the recycling bin, this new law will change how French citizens view and buy single-use products.
In 2015, France banned plastic bags as part of its Energy Transition for Green Growth Act. As part of this initiative, as well as the new law, plus France’s position as the host of the historic COP21 summit in 2015, France hopes to establish itself as a leader in reducing green gas emissions and increasing its use of renewable energy sources.
With all the technology available, people are ditching paper books and turning to either listening to audiobooks or reading electronically. There are tons of tablets that allow you to read full books, but one of the most popular is the Amazon Kindle Fire.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Getting through airport security can be a nightmare in and of itself, adding extra hours to your trip that could better be spent in any number of more enjoyable activities. Programs like Global Entry and TSA PreCheck are helping to make the process a little more bearable, but a new program, CLEAR, is quickly emerging as an up-and-coming way to make things even easier.