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‘Disposable-Free Dining’: Berkeley mayor proposes legislation to reduce plastic waste

by admin | April 26, 2018

Mayor Jesse Arreguín hosted an event Tuesday at Berkeley Recycling Yard to introduce legislation that deters city restaurants and cafés from using single-use plastics and foodware. About 20 community members gathered to listen to Arreguín speak in front of several mounds of plastic recyclables. The plastic in the background of the talk represented the volume of […]

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This Earth Day, It’s Time to #EndPlasticPollution

by admin | April 22, 2018

Our oceans, river systems, marine animals, and health are being threatened by a pollutant that’s all around us, yet sometimes invisible to the eye: plastics. Whether it’s an empty bag of chips floating in a nearby stream or microplastics ingested by both humans and marine animals, plastics have become a ubiquitous and destructive commodity. As […]

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Global Movement Demands Elimination of  Single-use, Disposable Plastics

by Jed Alegado | April 20, 2018

On Earth Day 2018 Global Movement Demands Elimination of  Single-use, Disposable Plastics Calls on Corporations and Governments to Break Free from Plastic Manila, Philippines (April 20, 2018) —As part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations, #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement backed up by more than 1,100 organizations, is urging  governments worldwide to restrict or eliminate the […]

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Berkeley Legislation Aims to Curb Use of Disposable Foodware

by admin | April 12, 2018

[Berkeley, CA] The Berkeley City Council will soon consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation in the US aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware. The “Disposable-Free Dining” ordinance will get its first hearing at the April 24 Berkeley City Council Meeting. At 3pm that same day, Mayor Jesse Arreguin,  one of […]

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New Investments in Plastic Deserve Greater Scrutiny

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | April 6, 2018

Industry is currently investing billions in capacity to expand plastic production. But as the world phases out fossil fuels and awareness of the dangers of plastics increases, it begs the question: Is plastic production a good long-term investment? Around the world, countries, cities, and individuals are ramping up efforts to phase out fossil fuels, but […]

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