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Industry group seeks to maintain single-use plastic status quo

by admin | January 15, 2019

Press Statement Washington, DC – In an effort to preserve their ability to produce cheap single-use plastics, several fossil fuel companies and a fast moving consumer goods company united to launch the Alliance to End Plastic Waste today. The group, which includes Exxon, Dow, Total, Shell, Chevron Phillips, and Procter & Gamble, will look to […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Inside the global war on plastic pollution

by admin | September 11, 2018

Written by Joel Makower. Article originally posted in Green Biz. Part One of a two-part series. It is, in many ways, something out of the blue that everyone could see coming: an all-out battle against plastics, or at least plastic waste. It’s a fight that’s been brewing for years — decades, even. Indeed, its beginnings […]

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Member Stories, News

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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Member Stories, News

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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Member Stories

Why Texas should ban plastic bags [Opinion]

by admin | July 26, 2018

The average length of time that a plastic bag is used is 12 minutes. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, STF / Associated Press Article by Rosanne Barone originally posted here. There’s no question. Plastic pollution is a serious problem. For decades, advocates have been alerting us to the floating gyres of trash out at sea and here on Galveston’s […]

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