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Tides of history, from pirates to plastic: A look at the art of Steve McPherson

Tides of history, from pirates to plastic: A look at the art of Steve McPherson

July 30 - Since his childhood a little north and west of London, on the south English coast, artist Steve McPherson has been a dedicated collector.

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.

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

May 16- Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions we can take to protect them.

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

May 15 - In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants.

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

May 9 - Officials from Los Angeles City and County, CA joined community stakeholders and representatives from various water organizations in honor of the fifth annual Tap Water Day.

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.

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

April 23 - The Sustainable Concerts Working Group led by PPC notable member Jack Johnson and his team, announced the launch of BYOBottle (Bring Your Own Bottle).

Second Large Plastics Manufacturer — Chevron Phillips Chemical — Agrees to Report on Plastic Pollution Pellet Spills

Second Large Plastics Manufacturer — Chevron Phillips Chemical — Agrees to Report on Plastic Pollution Pellet Spills

April 9 - Following engagement with As You Sow, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has agreed to start reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, a source of ocean plastic pollution.

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Mar. 15 - At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, member states failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health.

 

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?