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International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

Oct. 18 - TODAY is DO DAY, an international day of DOing hosting by The DO School in partnership with Plastic Pollution Coalition.

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

Oct. 4 - The projected <5% U.S. plastic recycling rate in 2018 should be a wake-up call to the false promise that recycling is a credible solution to plastic pollution.

Cigarette Butts are Plastic and Compound the Nicotine Health Risk from Smoking

Cigarette Butts are Plastic and Compound the Nicotine Health Risk from Smoking

Cigarette butts continue to be the number one item collected in shoreline cleanups worldwide.

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. 

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis.

Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

Leading environmental organizations launch "Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic" campaign to confront coffee giant on its plastic pollution problem prior to annual shareholder meeting in Seattle, Washington. 

15-Year-Old Hannah Testa Spearheads Second Annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

15-Year-Old Hannah Testa Spearheads Second Annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

Environmental activist Hannah Testa partnered with Georgia U.S. State Senators for the second annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Feb. 15, 2018.