US struggles to send COVID vaccines abroad, CA bill aims to bring truth to recycling

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks with medical workers during a visit to a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccination site at Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria, Virginia, U.S., April 6, 2021. Photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo.

President Biden announced in May that the United States would ship 80 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to dozens of countries. But due to major delays, communication lapses, and international red tape, only about 14 million vaccine doses had been donated abroad by the end of June.

Also, new California legislation would restrict what kinds of plastics can have the famous “chasing arrows” recycling symbol on them. State Senator Ben Allen wrote the bill and says, “A lot of these items are theoretically recyclable under perfect conditions, but they're not actually recycled or recyclable under real-world conditions.”

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