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Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

Stop Plastic Pollution on Endangered Species Day

May 16- Endangered Species Day is an opportunity for people around the world to learn about the importance of protecting endangered species and everyday actions we can take to protect them.

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.

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

Fifth Annual Tap Water Day Shows Clean Drinking Water A Basic Human Right

May 9 - Officials from Los Angeles City and County, CA joined community stakeholders and representatives from various water organizations in honor of the fifth annual Tap Water Day.

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.

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

BYOBottle Launches Internationally to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic and Green the Music Industry

April 23 - The Sustainable Concerts Working Group led by PPC notable member Jack Johnson and his team, announced the launch of BYOBottle (Bring Your Own Bottle).

Second Large Plastics Manufacturer — Chevron Phillips Chemical — Agrees to Report on Plastic Pollution Pellet Spills

Second Large Plastics Manufacturer — Chevron Phillips Chemical — Agrees to Report on Plastic Pollution Pellet Spills

April 9 - Following engagement with As You Sow, Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has agreed to start reporting on spills of pre-production plastic pellets, a source of ocean plastic pollution.

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

Mar. 15 - At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, member states failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health.

 

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?

Berkeley, CA Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Reduce Single-Use Foodware

Berkeley, CA Passes Groundbreaking Policy to Reduce Single-Use Foodware

Jan. 24 - In a groundbreaking show of support for the planet and future generations, the Berkeley, CA City Council unanimously passed an ordinance focused on reducing waste.

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Jan. 15 - The Alliance has pledged to commit $1 billion dollars toward plastic recycling and cleanup efforts, but fails to address the industry’s massive scale up of plastic production.

How 7 Year Old Madhvi Chittoor is Raising Awareness about Plastic Pollution

How 7 Year Old Madhvi Chittoor is Raising Awareness about Plastic Pollution

Jan. 10 - Madhvi Chittoor, founder of Madhvi 4 Eco Ethics, has been raising awareness about the problem of plastic pollution for years in her hometown of Arvada, Colorado and beyond.

NEW Global Fast Food Survey Ranks Companies on Single-Use Plastic

NEW Global Fast Food Survey Ranks Companies on Single-Use Plastic

Nov. 28 - Survey is the first of its kind to rank global fast food companies on the ‘takeaway trifecta’ of plastic straws, plastic bags, and foam cups and containers

Musicians Stevie Van Zandt and Jackson Browne Call for Marriott International Boycott

Musicians Stevie Van Zandt and Jackson Browne Call for Marriott International Boycott

Nov. 21, 2018 - Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Stevie Van Zandt and Jackson Browne are calling for a boycott of all Marriott International-owned hotels in response to their policy of using plastic containers for room service.

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