Report: Plastic Pollution Is A Social Justice Issue

By Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch. -

Plastic pollution isn't just a threat to non-human life like turtles and whales. It's also a major environmental justice problem. That's the conclusion of a new report released Tuesday from [...]

Kenya Is Not A Dumping Ground For US Plastic

By David Whitehouse, The Africa Report. -

The new administration of US president-elect Joe Biden must resist pressure from US oil and chemical companies to use Kenya as a dumping ground for plastic waste. In April, the American [...]

We Can Still Win The War On Plastic

By Michael K. Dorsey, Fair Observer. -

For many years, even decades, before the current global pandemic, environmental advocates have waged a war against single-use plastic. We’ve been winning that war. More and more consumers are [...]

Can Cities Go Zero-waste?

By Olivia Sullivan, The Revelator. -

In 2003 the small Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an ambitious zero-waste declaration, aiming to be 100% waste-free by 2020. The goal was to produce no trash, meaning everything from food [...]

Activists Charged With Felonies After Delivering Formosa Plastic Pollution To Lobbyists

By Julie Dermansky and Sharon Kelly, Desmog Blog. -

Two Louisiana environmental activists, Anne Rolfes and Kate McIntosh, were taken in handcuffs and leg irons from a Baton Rouge police station to jail after they voluntarily surrendered themselves [...]

Is It Really Possible To Go ‘Plastic Free’? This Town Is Showing The World How.

By Anna Turns, Huffpost.com -

PENZANCE, ENGLAND – As waves crash against the art deco wall of Jubilee Pool in the one of the country’s most westerly coastal towns, Sam Dean is talking about single-use plastics. Specifically, [...]

‘David-and-Goliath Story’ As Texas Environmental Activist Diane Wilson Wins $50 Million Judgment Against Plastics Giant Formosa

By Eoin Higgins, Commondreams.org -

Environmental activist Diane Wilson on Tuesday celebrated the approval of a settlement with plastics giant Formosa Plastics Corp. that will see the company devote $50 million to remediating areas [...]

U.S. Government Reports: ‘It Is Raining Plastic’

By Andrew Emett, Nationofchange.org -

After analyzing rainwater samples collected from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the U.S. Interior Department recently released a study concluding that microscopic plastic fibers have [...]

As The Ocean Waters Rise, So Do The Islands Of Garbage

By Vijay Prashad, TriContinental Institute for Social Research -

On 12 July 2019, a twelve-year-old girl from Gresik (Indonesia), Aeshnina Azzahra, wrote a letter to US President Donald Trump. The letter was delivered to the US embassy in Jakarta and released [...]

All-American Torture Camps, It’s Raining Plastic & Oil Companies Dig It

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

Human rights violations are rife in Alabama prisons – meanwhile, the Alabama Department of Corrections continues to overcrowd these torture centers while blaming mistreatment on staff shortages. [...]

Activists Deliver Giant Trash Monsters To Nestlé Headquarters To Protest Plastic Pollution

By Maddie Stone, Earther.gizmodo.com -

Plastic pollution in the oceans is a huge, disgusting problem. Which is why it’s pretty fitting that Greenpeace decided to raise awareness of one company’s contributions with huge, disgusting [...]

Microplastics Are Blowing In The Wind: New Study Shows Plastic Pollution Falling From The Sky

By Ashley Curtin, Nationofchange.org -

Plastic pollution is now the greatest global issue. And a new study proves microplastics are traveling through the atmosphere. In a first of its kind published in Nature Geoscience, the study [...]

Recycling Is Not Enough. Zero-Packaging Stores Show We Can Kick Our Plastic Addiction

By Sabrina Chakori and Ammar Abdul Aziz, Nationofchange.org -

Zero-packaging stores show, in their own small way, a viable and healthier alternative to the current system. Both for ourselves, local economies and the planet. Wrapped, sealed, boxed, [...]

American Beauties

By Rebecca Altman, Topic.com -

The story of the plastic bag—the kind that is so ubiquitous in grocery stores, in gutters, in the branches of trees—is a story of persuasion, one that began with a battle between paper and [...]

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