The Alabama Senate’s Governmental Affairs Committee has voted to advance legislation to stop cities in the state banning plastic grocery bags. According to a report by WKRG, on Tuesday the committee voted 9-2 to send the bill to the Senate … Continue reading Alabama votes to keep all the plastic trash. Proving they’re still behind the times.
American restaurants are famous for their big portions, so much that a number of customers just assume they’ll take half their food home. And, until recently, restaurants have stocked all kind of take out containers, whether it’s insulated doggy bags, … Continue reading Diners Are Bringing Their Own Carryout Containers, And Restaurants Are Conflicted About It
A young whale whose carcass washed up in the Philippines died of “dehydration and starvation” after consuming 40 kilograms (88 pounds) of plastic bags, scientists have found.Marine biologist and environmentalist Darrell Blatchley told CNN that the juvenile male Cuvier’s beaked … Continue reading Dead whale found with 40 kilograms of plastic bags in its stomach
Versatile, pliable, durable, cheap to produce—and ubiquitous. Plastic is all of that. It is also both a life-saving miracle product and the scourge of the Earth. Here are eight essential facts to keep in mind. In December 2018, Great Britain’s … Continue reading Fast facts about plastic pollution
Maybe, when it comes to finding a way out of a global crisis of obesity, we’re just thinking too small. Maybe the steps needed to reverse a pandemic of unhealthy weight gain are the same as those needed to solve … Continue reading Obesity, climate change and hunger must be fought as one, health experts declare
So now you know: Throwing all your recycling into a single bin ain’t all it’s cracked up to be. Single stream recycling may be more convenient, but, as we reported last week, it’s also to blame for a huge increase in … Continue reading How To Make Sure Your Recycling Gets Recycled
These startups are capitalizing on consumer anxiety about climate change to market reusable straws, food wrap, and storage bags. Can they compete with plastic industry giants? Friendly Heads-Up: Long Read I’ll admit it’s taken me a while to come to … Continue reading Inside the $3 billion race to kill plastic