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Mar. 15 - At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly, member states failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health.
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.
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.
Dec. 19 - The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have reached a provisional political agreement on ambitious new measures.
Dec. 12 - The United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and several global environmental agreements have taken an interest in plastic pollution, especially marine plastic litter and microplastics.
Dec. 6 - MP Gord Johns' Motion to combat marine plastics pollution was passed unanimously in the House of Commons yesterday.
Nov. 6 - From straws to Styrofoam, 2018 offered the California legislature a number of opportunities to vote to reduce plastic waste.
Oct. 31 - Break Free From Plastic member groups called out corporations for refusing to take responsibility for their role in creating and perpetuating the plastic pollution crisis.
Sept. 20 - AB 1884 - Straws Upon Request requires restaurants to offer straws only upon request.
The newly-released G7 Ocean Plastic Charter appears a lot like worldwide efforts to combat climate change.
Malibu, California voted to prohibit the sale, distribution, and use of single-use plastic straws, plastic stirrers, and plastic cutlery, effective June 1, 2018.
The Last Plastic Straw presented the City of Alameda, California, with a certificate on May 30 to recognize their efforts eliminating plastic straws.
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