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NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

NEW: Plastic packaging contains thousands of chemicals, including hundreds of hazardous substances

At least 148 substances in plastic packaging are highly hazardous and many compounds are untested for toxicity and/or unknown.

The Last Plastic Straw Awards Alameda, CA for Going Plastic Straw Free

The Last Plastic Straw Awards Alameda, CA for Going Plastic Straw Free

The Last Plastic Straw presented the City of Alameda, California, with a certificate on May 30 to recognize their efforts eliminating plastic straws.

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

European Commission steps forward to cut single-use plastics; what will the U.S. do?

On Monday, the European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, including plastic cutlery, straws, and cotton buds. 

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

NEW: National Geographic Launches Planet or Plastic?, a Multiyear Initiative to Reduce Single-Use Plastics

Planet or Plastic? Takes Comprehensive Approach to Tackling Major Environmental Crisis.

Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

Leading environmental organizations launch "Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic" campaign to confront coffee giant on its plastic pollution problem prior to annual shareholder meeting in Seattle, Washington. 

15-Year-Old Hannah Testa Spearheads Second Annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

15-Year-Old Hannah Testa Spearheads Second Annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day

Environmental activist Hannah Testa partnered with Georgia U.S. State Senators for the second annual Plastic Pollution Awareness Day on Feb. 15, 2018.

Meet the Innovators Who Will Share a $1 M Prize to Stop Plastic Pollution

Meet the Innovators Who Will Share a $1 M Prize to Stop Plastic Pollution

The challenge focused on plastic packaging items that are too small or too complex to be recycled like shampoo sachets, wrappers, and coffee cup lids, which often end up as plastic pollution in the world's oceans and environment.