Corporations Tried To Blame You For The Plastic Crisis

By Kate Yoder, Grist. -

If you’ve ever tossed a plastic water bottle in a trash can and felt a wave of guilt wash over you, well, judging by its marketing campaigns, that’s exactly how the packaging industry planned [...]

Baltimore Aspires To ‘Zero Waste’ But Recycles Only A Fraction Of Its Plastic

By Agya K. Aning, Inside Climate News. -

Baltimore, Maryland — Leaders here aspire to create a city with zero waste. But new research shows that Baltimore has only attained an estimated residential plastic recycling rate of 2.1 percent, [...]

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, [...]

Going To Jail For Recycling

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

This week on Act Out! water wars in the west are heating up – and did you know you could go to jail for more than a year for recycling? Next, Iran is on our shit list now more than ever – but [...]

Mexican Corp Turns Plastic Into Eco-Friendly, Affordable Homes

By Amanda Froelich, www.trueactivist.com -

By Amanda Froelich for True Activist - There are many problems on this planet in need of remedy, two of which are plastic pollution and extreme poverty. Every year, enough plastic is thrown away [...]

New ‘Zero Waste Hierarchy’ Is For Everyone

By Zero Waste Canada, www.popularresistance.org -

The Zero Waste Hierarchy describes a progression of policies and strategies to support the Zero Waste system, from highest and best to lowest use of materials. It is designed to be applicable to [...]