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Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

by admin | June 2, 2018

Brown Pelican juvenile tossing plastic spoon up in the air. Photo: Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden Pictures By doing so, you’ll be helping birds and other wildlife. If there’s one material we can’t seem to live without, it’s plastic. And there’s a reason for that: It’s cheap, durable, and lightweight, making it perfect for everything from iPhones to eyewear. But what makes plastic so […]


News, Zero Waste Cities

Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]


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Resin Industry Takes First Tentative Step to Deal with Plastic Pollution

by admin | May 16, 2018

The plastic pollution crisis has finally resulted in a wakeup call, albeit weak and tentative, by U.S. plastic resin producers. The American Chemistry Council’s plastics division issued a press release May 9 pledging to alter production of plastic packaging to make it all recyclable or recoverable by 2030, and to work to actually recycle or recover it by […]


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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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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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