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From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic

by admin | August 31, 2018

Written by Matt Prindiville. Article originally appeared here. Right now, we are all part of an interesting moment of change in our culture. In the span of a very short period of time, plastic straws have gone from a relatively accepted part of everyday existence to a niche-need product. As someone who works to end plastic […]

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S.F. invites world to join in zero-waste initiative

by admin | August 30, 2018

Written by Kurtis Alexander. Originally posted here. Jose Moya (l to r), supervisor sorter, and Jon Peralta, sorter, work at a special sortline to separate cardboard, wood and metal delivered to the public reuse and recycling area at the Recology transfer station on Friday, August 24, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki / […]

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‘Recyclable’ is a word, not a promise — most plastic goes to landfills

by admin | August 20, 2018

Only 9 percent of recyclable plastics end up at a recycling center and are recycled. Photo: Will Waldron / Albany (N.Y.) Times Union Written by Monica Wilson. Article originally posted here. It seems like every week, a corporation maligned for its role in the plastic pollution crisis comes out with some new recycling pledge, accompanied by […]

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Taking the Greenwash route to fix the plastic crisis

by Niven Reddy | August 16, 2018

This article is in response to the article titled “Are plastic alternatives a blessing or a curse” by Anton Hanekom, Executive Director of Plastics SA. The issue with plastic is evident for everyone to see: it fills our streets and waterways and now we know that plastic particles have entered our food systems too. So […]

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Defend the Defenders: Ellen Sue Gerhart needs our support!

by Jed Alegado | August 6, 2018

Written by Ethan Buckner. Originally published in Earthworks website. Late last Friday afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested grandmother, retired teacher, and advocate Ellen Sue Gerhart on her own property – likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family’s land and Pennsylvania’s waterways from Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East […]

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