PICK UP THE PIECES
students tackle trash
SPEAKING OF WASTE
four panel discussions
'NO PLASTIC STRAW'
what do we do with it?
from bottling our water
the recycling myth
Ocean | Environment | Science | Policy | Culture
San Francisco, CA passed the Plastic, Toxics and Litter Reduction Ordinance this week as a result of years of work by many stakeholders.
The first two chemicals of increasing concern on their list are used in the manufacture of plastics.
Researchers discovered that several greenhouse gases are emitted as common plastics degrade in the environment.
The seagull had a piece of white Styrofoam in its beak, and I wondered how to help.
Starbucks has started the process of switching from the traditional plastic cup and green straw combo to a strawless lid, quickly dubbed by the public as an "adult sippy cup."
The foundation will raise awareness about the problem of single-use plastic among millions of followers across the world.
At least 148 substances in plastic packaging are highly hazardous and many compounds are untested for toxicity and/or unknown.
For years, the entertainment industry has built a model of disposable infrastructure, here’s how we can change it.
It’s easy to reduce how much single-use plastic you consume while traveling through a bit of preparation and some conscious decision making on the road.
On Monday coffee giant Starbucks announced a phase out of plastic straws globally in its stores by 2020.
Maria Cristina Finucci's light installation "HELP the Ocean” sounds the alarm about the state of our planet.
Reach out to local eateries in your neighborhood or town and ask them to change their protocol to "only serve straws upon request."
The artists took five days to create the installation, using plastic gathered on the beach by the World Wildlife Fund's beach cleanups.
The newly-released G7 Ocean Plastic Charter appears a lot like worldwide efforts to combat climate change.
Have you ever thought about the waste created by school supplies?
A monumental public sculpture was unveiled last week in Sanur, Bali.
Together, we are saying No to plastic pollution.
Malibu, California voted to prohibit the sale, distribution, and use of single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, and plastic cutlery, effective June 1, 2018.
The Last Plastic Straw presented the City of Alameda, California, with a certificate on May 30 to recognize their efforts eliminating plastic straws.
On Monday, the European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, including plastic cutlery, straws, and cotton buds.
Plastic Pollution Coalition member organization Made Safe has released a new Hazard List of the worst offenders of toxic chemicals across product categories.
Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis.
Chris Jordan is a photographer known for his stunning photos of the plastic-filled corpses of young albatross on Midway Island.
'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Participants' Exposure to Chemicals from Plastic
Whether you are an educator, community leader, youth advocate, or parent, check out these resources to help kids have fun and learn about the environment.
Clothing companies are blending synthetic fabric into everything they make, causing a massive microfiber pollution problem.
This is the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation in the U.S. aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware.
In celebration of Earth Day 2018 and the theme "End Plastic Pollution" Plastic Pollution Coalition representatives spoke at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, April 22.
A new exhibit of paintings by Victoria Mimiaga makes plastic visible by placing in a space it doesn't belong: old master paintings.
CEO Sharon Rowe founded the company in 1989 after participating in Hudson River cleanups in New York, where she saw trees along the river filled with single-use plastic bags.
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