Policy

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.

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.

 

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.

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.

Plastic Pollution on the World's Stage in Geneva, Switzerland

Plastic Pollution on the World's Stage in Geneva, Switzerland

Dec. 12 - The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and several global environmental agreements have taken an interest in plastic pollution, especially marine plastic litter and microplastics.

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.

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.

Fish with Plastic Bottle Caps in Stomach Shows One Part of the Plastic Pollution Problem

Fish with Plastic Bottle Caps in Stomach Shows One Part of the Plastic Pollution Problem

A viral video of a fisherman pulling pieces of plastic, including three plastic bottle caps, out of the stomach of a mahi mahi fish has prompted a new public outcry about the problem of plastic pollution