Oct. 10 - The 5 Gyres Institute and the San Francisco Estuary Institute embarked on a three-year collaborative project to complete the first comprehensive study of microplastic pollution of a major urban estuary.
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.
July 2 - These four poems here are haunting literary transformations of art observation into personal meditation, emerging from a deep inner reflection of what it means to be human in the time of “the Plasticene” period of our history.
June 28 - Mainstream portrayals in the U.S. of the Zero Waste lifestyle optimistically focus on the benefits of purchasing expensive goods in bulk and producing only enough trash to fill a mason jar. In practice, however, Zero Waste may come across as an all-or-nothing ideal that is inaccessible to all people.
June 14 - So begins the sixth year of #refillrevolution, a partnership between Plastic Pollution Coalition, Bonnaroo, and Steelys Drinkware to provide branded reusable steel cups that eliminate the need for single-use plastic cups and bottles.
June 3 - We recently wrote to the NFL Commissioner and Team Owners with a specific concern about plastic waste and pollution and a request that the NFL be an active part in ending what has become a pollution epidemic.
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.
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.