Feb. 27 - Lawsuit seeks to hold major food, beverage, and consumer goods companies accountable for plastic pollution.
Feb. 11 - U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.), and other congressional leaders will host a press event to unveil the historic Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2020, legislation to tackle the exploding crisis of plastic pollution and transform waste and recycling management in the United States.
Feb. 6 - The order prohibits city agencies from purchasing water or soda or other beverages in single-use plastic bottles and restricts the sale of plastic bottles on city property.
Jan. 21 - China announced major commitments to stop plastic pollution and phase-out production of many single-use plastics.
Dec. 6 - This week the Honolulu City Council passed the strictest ban on single-use plastic utensils, straws, and polystyrene foam containers in the State of Hawai‘i.
Dec. 2 - Few States Push for Delay, Resist Global Action to Tackle Plastic Pollution