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Seattle to go strawless in September, McDonald's to curb global use of antibiotics, and India bans dissolving marriages instantly

It's simple ... all it takes to reduce a massive amount of pollution is to say 'no straw please'. Seattle will go strawless in September to prove that it's possible for life in the city to go on without plastic

straws. In other news, McDonald's Corp announced it would begin to curb the global use of antibiotics in chicken in 2018; and India's supreme court has supported women's rights by banning the Islamic practice of 'triple talaq' which allows men to dissolve marriages instantly.

These stories and more in today's Solutions Digest:

• How Seattle will go strawless in September to prove that it's possible for life in the city to go on without plastic straws. Read more here

• How Berlin and Paris have laws for "neighbourhood protection" that can block housing sales which might result in extreme rent rises. Germany can also ban luxury renovations when they're clearly a ploy to raise rents. Read more here

• How India's supreme court has supported women's rights by banning the Islamic practice of 'triple talaq' which allows men to dissolve marriages instantly. Read more here

• How an innovative wastewater treatment plant at Australia's Davis research station in the Antarctic will turn human waste into some of the cleanest water in the world. Read more here

• How a juice company dumping orange peels on degraded pastureland helped restore a diverse forest. Read more here

• VIDEO: How a 9 year-old started a project to feed the hungry and now, at 18, she's leading a nationwide foodgrowing movement. View  here

• How McDonald's Corp announced it would begin to curb the global use of antibiotics in chicken in 2018. Read more here

 

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