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How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste

by Dominique Mosbergen | May 22, 2019

When President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act into law last October, he painted a grim picture of just how dire marine plastic pollution had become. “Every year, over 8 million tons of garbage is dumped into our oceans,” he declared. “This waste, trash and debris harms not only marine life, but […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

The answer to plastic pollution is to not create waste in the first place

by admin | January 6, 2019

Written by Monica Wilson. Originally posted in The Guardian. With China refusing foreign waste under its new policy, countries are forced to handle their own plastic pollution As holiday shopping ramps up, so do the dizzying varieties of plastic packaging tossed in recycling bins. And while we wish a Christmas miracle would transform this old […]

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Plastics on Hurricane Alley

by admin | December 11, 2018

A post-Harvey development frenzy in Texas opens up another front in the fight against fossil fuels. Written by Renée Feltz. Article originally appeared in The Progressive. A few times during our phone call, chirping from a gaggle of winged visitors threatens to drown out Errol Summerlin’s voice. He’s on his porch in Portland, Texas, describing […]

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Why Plans to Turn America’s Rust Belt into a New Plastics Belt Are Bad News for the Climate

by admin | November 4, 2018

Written by Sharon Kelly. Originally posted in Desmog. The petrochemical industry anticipates spending a total of over $200 billion on factories, pipelines, and other infrastructure in the U.S. that will rely on shale gas, the American Chemistry Council announced in September. Construction is already underway at many sites. This building spree would dramatically expand the […]

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