plastic pollution

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

Q&A with the Author of 'Plastic Soup'

July 11 - Read an exclusive Q&A with the author of the new Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution.

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

Art Responding To Art: Poetry and Plastic

July 2 - These four poems here are haunting literary transformations of art observation into personal meditation, emerging from a deep inner reflection of what it means to be human in the time of  “the Plasticene” period of our history.

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

Toward a Better Understanding of Zero Waste in Los Angeles

June 28 - Mainstream portrayals in the U.S. of the Zero Waste lifestyle optimistically focus on the benefits of purchasing expensive goods in bulk and producing only enough trash to fill a mason jar. In practice, however, Zero Waste may come across as an all-or-nothing ideal that is inaccessible to all people.

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.

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.

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?

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Students Explore Global Solutions to Plastic Pollution at Algalita's Youth Summit

Feb. 28 - More than 125 students from 8 countries gathered in Dana Point, CA, for Algalita’s POPS International Youth Summit.