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Member Stories, Plastic Policies

Why Straw Bans Don’t Suck

by admin | July 28, 2018

Written by Priscilla Villa. Article originally posted here. For the past couple months, the debate on plastic straw bans has been in the limelight, for reasons good and bad. Straws are one of the many single-use plastics — use once, then throw away — and according to the Global Survey by the Ocean Conservancy, are one of the top 10 […]

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Member Stories

Why Texas should ban plastic bags [Opinion]

by admin | July 26, 2018

The average length of time that a plastic bag is used is 12 minutes. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, STF / Associated Press Article by Rosanne Barone originally posted here. There’s no question. Plastic pollution is a serious problem. For decades, advocates have been alerting us to the floating gyres of trash out at sea and here on Galveston’s […]

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Starbucks CEO Invited To See Where Strawless Lid Will Actually End Up

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | July 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recyclers and Zero-Waste Advocates Debunk Starbucks’ Claims that New Lid Will Be “Recycled” The #breakfreefromplastic global movement invites Starbucks CEO Kevin Thompson to see where Starbucks trash ends up: much of it across South East Asia. In an effort to quell growing concerns about Starbucks wasteful packaging, the company just announced to […]

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VICTORY FOR HEALTH OF LA RESIDENTS: DINOSAUR INCINERATOR IN COMMERCE GOES EXTINCT

by admin | June 29, 2018

Commerce, CA, U.S. June 27, 2018–The city of Commerce has announced that the Commerce “Refuse to Energy” Facility will be decommissioned, citing inefficient operating costs as the primary cause. The plant will close on June 30, 2018. Environmental Justice groups including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice  applauded the news as a victory for communities who have […]

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News, Member Stories

Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]

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