Research

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

BREAKING: Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

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.

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

Six Times More Plastic Waste is Burned in U.S. than is Recycled

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.

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

157,000 Shipping Containers of U.S. Plastic Waste Exported to Countries with Poor Waste Management in 2018

Mar. 6 - Why is the U.S. still adding to the problem by shipping plastic waste to other countries?

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Report: Restaurant chains lag on toxic chemicals, while 21 retailers make progress to protect consumers

Nov. 14 - Amazon, Rite Aid, and Walgreens are “most improved” in annual ranking of retailer chemical safety efforts

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.

Made Safe Releases Hazard List of Worst Toxic Chemicals in Products

Made Safe Releases Hazard List of Worst Toxic Chemicals in Products

Plastic Pollution Coalition member organization Made Safe has released a new Hazard List of the worst offenders of toxic chemicals across product categories.

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Exposures to Harmful Chemicals in Plastic which Mimic Estrogen

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Exposures to Harmful Chemicals in Plastic which Mimic Estrogen

'ReThink Plastic' Reduced Participants' Exposure to Chemicals from Plastic

New Healthy Baby Guide Helps Parents Find Safe Options

New Healthy Baby Guide Helps Parents Find Safe Options

Plastic Pollution Coalition and Made Safe have teamed up to create the first-ever Healthy Baby Guide, with everything you need to keep you and your children safe from harmful chemicals.