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From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic

by admin | August 31, 2018

Written by Matt Prindiville. Article originally appeared here. Right now, we are all part of an interesting moment of change in our culture. In the span of a very short period of time, plastic straws have gone from a relatively accepted part of everyday existence to a niche-need product. As someone who works to end plastic […]

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‘Recyclable’ is a word, not a promise — most plastic goes to landfills

by admin | August 20, 2018

Only 9 percent of recyclable plastics end up at a recycling center and are recycled. Photo: Will Waldron / Albany (N.Y.) Times Union Written by Monica Wilson. Article originally posted here. It seems like every week, a corporation maligned for its role in the plastic pollution crisis comes out with some new recycling pledge, accompanied by […]

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Member Stories, News, Oil and gas

Defend the Defenders: Ellen Sue Gerhart needs our support!

by Jed Alegado | August 6, 2018

Written by Ethan Buckner. Originally published in Earthworks website. Late last Friday afternoon, four officers with the Huntingdon County Sheriff’s Department arrested grandmother, retired teacher, and advocate Ellen Sue Gerhart on her own property – likely in retaliation for her tireless work to protect her family’s land and Pennsylvania’s waterways from Energy Transfer Partners’ Mariner East […]

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We’re Literally Eating and Drinking Plastic. Fossil Fuels Are To Blame.

by admin | August 2, 2018

by Darcey Rakestraw. This piece originally appeared on Food & Water Watch’s website. The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. Care about plastic pollution? […]

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Plastic Free July: a wakeup call for corporations and businesses

by admin | August 2, 2018

Will Europe’s new plastic directive make a global difference in plastic pollution? By: Delphine Lévi Alvarès, European coordinator of the #breakfreefromplastic movement & Coordinator of the ‘Rethink Plastic’ Alliance’ Last month, people all over the world took the opportunity to celebrate Plastic Free July –  taking selfies with reusable straws or bottles, sharing tips on […]

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