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Meanwhile in ... Austria, poll shows eagerness to lose country’s reputation as 'ashtray of Europe'
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
Austria, a recent public opinion poll shows an eagerness to lose the country’s reputation as “the ashtray of Europe.” A nationwide petition collected nearly 900,000 signatures (about 14 percent of the total electorate) of people who support a ban on smoking in restaurants and cafes. India, Gayam Motor Works has become the world’s first electric auto-rickshaw maker. Canada, nearly half the identifiable plastic trash cleaned up from the nation’s beaches came from just five companies: Nestlé, Tim Hortons, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and McDonald’s. Greenpeace Canada and other environmental groups counted the sources of plastic debris during a nationwide coastal cleanup effort in September. read more
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