Legislation

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.

As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

Jan. 10 - PPC member As You Sow is challenging three of the world’s largest plastic resins manufacturers to disclose actions taken to prevent and remediate spills of pre-production plastic pellets into waterways.

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.

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

135+ Organizations Demand A Just Harvey Relief Effort Without Subsidies for Fossil Fuel and Petrochemical Companies

135+ Organizations Demand A Just Harvey Relief Effort Without Subsidies for Fossil Fuel and Petrochemical Companies

Organizations in the Gulf and across the country released a joint statement demanding that recovery funds flow to frontline communities, not to the oil, gas, and petrochemical companies that compounded Harvey's impacts.