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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

Nestlé’s plastic monster spews pollution at company’s U.S. headquarters

by Perry Wheeler | April 17, 2019

Washington, DC – Greenpeace activists joined a 15-foot tall monster in a visit to Nestlé’s U.S. headquarters in Arlington, VA today (link to be updated with photo and video), delivering Nestlé plastic pollution gathered from streets, rivers, and beaches across the country and demanding that Nestlé take responsibility for the over 1.5 million metric tons of […]

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‘Plastic Soup:’ Photos and Q&A with author of new book documenting plastic pollution and solutions

by Mike Gaworecki | April 13, 2019

Earth’s oceans are drowning in plastic. Humans created 311 million metric tons of the stuff in 2014, and it is expected that we’ll be making four times as much by 2050 — yet only about 5 percent of plastic is currently recycled. It’s been estimated that 8 million metric tons of the plastic that goes […]

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An Incomplete Law, but Good First Step in New York for Plastic Bag Pollution

by Matt Gove | April 5, 2019

After Surfrider chapters in New York have been advocating for a single-use plastic bag ban for years, the Governor is finally showing that the state will act on plastic pollution. The New York State annual budget passed this week, which included legislation banning the use of thin film plastic bags in the state. The ban […]

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On the Frontlines of the Plastics Fight on the Texas Gulf Coast

by Julia Widmann | April 2, 2019

Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and fourth generation Mid-Texas gulf coast shrimper, is keeping busy fighting Formosa Plastic Corporation’s pollution. She and an engaged community of activists are protesting Formosa’s continued release of plastic pellets and powder into Lacava Bay which threatens wildlife, human health, and the fishing and shrimping industries so essential to their livelihoods.   […]

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