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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces the Zero Waste Act

U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar Introduces the Zero Waste Act

July 30 - U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) introduced the Zero Waste Act to invest in solutions that address the waste epidemic plaguing our country. These funds will go towards reducing landfills and incinerators that emit toxic pollution into our communities, especially in low income communities or communities of color.

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

July 11 - Read an exclusive Q&A with the author of the new Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution.

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

April 30 -  The relentless focus on the future path for recycling plastic packaging flies in the face of the hard facts: post-consumer plastic recycling in the U.S. is generally economically impractical.

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

Mar. 6 - Why is the U.S. still adding to the problem by shipping plastic waste to other countries?

Berkeley, CA Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Reduce Single-Use Foodware

Berkeley, CA Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Reduce Single-Use Foodware

Jan. 24 - In a groundbreaking show of support for the planet and future generations, the Berkeley, CA City Council unanimously passed an ordinance focused on reducing waste.

NEW Global Fast Food Survey Ranks Companies on Single-Use Plastic

NEW Global Fast Food Survey Ranks Companies on Single-Use Plastic

Nov. 28 - Survey is the first of its kind to rank global fast food companies on the ‘takeaway trifecta’ of plastic straws, plastic bags, and foam cups and containers

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Nov. 14 - Amazon, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are “most improved” in annual ranking of retailer chemical safety efforts

Cigarette Butts are Plastic and Compound the Nicotine Health Risk from Smoking

Cigarette Butts are Plastic and Compound the Nicotine Health Risk from Smoking

Cigarette butts continue to be the number one item collected in shoreline cleanups worldwide.

NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

At least 148 substances in plastic packaging are highly hazardous and many compounds are untested for toxicity and/or unknown.

Made Safe Releases Hazard List of Worst Toxic Chemicals in Products

Made Safe Releases Hazard List of Worst Toxic Chemicals in Products

Plastic Pollution Coalition member organization Made Safe has released a new Hazard List of the worst offenders of toxic chemicals across product categories.

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Exposures to Harmful Chemicals in Plastic which Mimic Estrogen

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Exposures to Harmful Chemicals in Plastic which Mimic Estrogen

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Participants' Exposure to Chemicals from Plastic