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University of California system moves to scrap single-use plastics

by admin | August 24, 2020

Following a student-run campaign, the UC’s commitment will significantly reduce plastic pollution in California CONTACT: For more information: University of California Office of the President, UCOP Media Relations: (510) 987-9200 or media@ucop.edu Veronika Michels, CALPIRG Students Campus Organizer, vmichels@calpirgstudents.org, (714)-323-2020 For interviews: Valerie Nguyen, Chairperson for CALPIRG Students at UC Berkeley, valn@berkeley.edu, (408) 410-0689   […]

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Toxic Texas: Responding to the Plastics Plant Fire in Grand Prairie

by admin | August 20, 2020

Photo Credit: Kathy Kamo August 20, 2020 A massive fire at the Poly-America Facility in Grand Prairie, Texas continues to smolder more than 36 hours after causing a regional emergency. Community advocates and Break Free From Plastic movement leaders call for the closure of the facility and all similarly-dangerous plastic production  facilities. Thick pillars of […]

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