Retailers began charging for plastic bags on January 1 with aim of reducing the volume of non-recyclable waste in the country where around 30-35 billion plastic bags are used annually.
The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion over the next dozen years.
Polling stations have now closed in Europe but Turkish expatriates will still be able to vote at ballot boxes set up at borders up until April 16, referendum day.
Venezuelan state agencies run up nearly $1 billion of debt with shipping firms due to late shipping of containers
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