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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.

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Industry Group Pledges $1B to Stop Plastic Pollution But Fails to Address Single-Use Plastic Production

Jan. 15 - The Alliance has pledged to commit $1 billion dollars toward plastic recycling and cleanup efforts, but fails to address the industry’s massive scale up of plastic production.

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.

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.