More tropical plastic bans
The popular tourist destinations Hawaii and Thailand now join the growing group of states that has decided to ban a range of single-use plastic.
Norwegian electric vehicle record
The Norwegian city of Bergen now holds the world record for electric vehicles. 19.1 percent of the city’s cars are electric.
Air pollution deaths halved
The number of yearly deaths caused by air pollution in Europe has more than halved since 1990. The improvement is due to cleaner industry and vehicles.
Girls need to be older to marry
In a move to curb child marriage, Indonesia has raised the minimum age for marriage from 16 to 19 years.
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The conditions for employees in the clothing industry in Bangladesh are slowly improving due to, among other factors, strong-minded female factory workers who fight for better rights in the tough and ungrateful textile working industry.