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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

International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

International DO Day Holds Events Across the World on Refusing and Reducing Single-Use Plastic

Oct. 18 - TODAY is DO DAY, an international day of DOing hosting by The DO School in partnership with Plastic Pollution Coalition.

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

U.S. Plastic Recycling Rate Projected to Drop to 4.4% in 2018

Oct. 4 - The projected <5% U.S. plastic recycling rate in 2018 should be a wake-up call to the false promise that recycling is a credible solution to plastic pollution.

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.

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.

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

On Monday, the European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, including plastic cutlery, straws, and cotton buds. 

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis.