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.

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

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

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.

Seven Major Retailers Commit to Reduce Use of Toxic Chemicals in Products and Packaging

Seven Major Retailers Commit to Reduce Use of Toxic Chemicals in Products and Packaging

Retail giant Amazon.com fared badly in Mind the Store’s ranking, which tracks how well companies reduce the toxic chemicals in the products they sell and disclose their presence.