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Every Day is Earth Day: Plastic Waste Q&A with Mao Da

by admin | April 26, 2018

Plastics. From the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our oceans, to the news that plastic bottles likely pollute the drinking water they contain, plastic pollution—the theme of this year’s Earth Day—has been a highly visible issue, and we’ve seen some notable progress on fighting the plastic battle.   Pushed by NGOs and government regulations, some companies are […]

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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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