NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

At least 148 substances in plastic packaging are highly hazardous and many compounds are untested for toxicity and/or unknown.

The Last Plastic Straw Awards Alameda, CA for Going Plastic Straw Free

The Last Plastic Straw Awards Alameda, CA for Going Plastic Straw Free

The Last Plastic Straw presented the City of Alameda, California, with a certificate on May 30 to recognize their efforts eliminating plastic straws.

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

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.