Environment

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?

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Feb. 28 - More than 125 students from 8 countries gathered in Dana Point, CA, for Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit.

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.

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Jan. 15 - The Alliance has pledged to commit $1 billion dollars toward plastic recycling and cleanup efforts, but fails to address the industry’s massive scale up of plastic production.

As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

Jan. 10 - PPC member As You Sow is challenging three of the world’s largest plastic resins manufacturers to disclose actions taken to prevent and remediate spills of pre-production plastic pellets into waterways.

How 7 Year Old Madhvi Chittoor is Raising Awareness about Plastic Pollution

How 7 Year Old Madhvi Chittoor is Raising Awareness about Plastic Pollution

Jan. 10 - Madhvi Chittoor, founder of Madhvi 4 Eco Ethics, has been raising awareness about the problem of plastic pollution for years in her hometown of Arvada, Colorado and beyond.

Plastic Pollution on the World's Stage in Geneva, Switzerland

Plastic Pollution on the World's Stage in Geneva, Switzerland

Dec. 12 - The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and several global environmental agreements have taken an interest in plastic pollution, especially marine plastic litter and microplastics.