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We Earthlings: Think Before You Snack

We Earthlings: Think Before You Snack

Think before you snack. When you grab food at the convenience store or fast-food restaurant, you’ll probably get plastic packaging that goes right into the garbage. Food packaging and containers account for 31.14% of plastic pollution, according to the Plastic BAN (Better Alternatives Now) List, a combined research effort of 5 Gyres, Clean Production Action, Surfrider Foundation, and Upstream. But […]

Earth911 Podcast: Earth911 Interview: The Ocean Conservancy’s Anja Brandon on Upgrading the FTC Green Guides

Earth911 Podcast: Earth911 Interview: The Ocean Conservancy’s Anja Brandon on Upgrading the FTC Green Guides

Plastic politics are in the news. Three converging debates will shape the future of plastic manufacturing and recycling: At the global level, the United Nations is negotiating the terms of a worldwide plastics treaty, while in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency has introduced a draft National Strategy to Prevent Plastic Pollution and the Federal Trade Commission is working […]

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic

Recycling Mystery: Black-Colored Plastic

Black-colored plastic gets its color from carbon black pigment and is commonly used in food containers like meat or produce trays and take-out, as well as for disposable coffee lids, plastic bags, and hard plastic items like DVD cases and planters. While plastic is one of the categories of things that we are encouraged to recycle — when we can’t […]

France Bans Plastic Packaging for Most Fruits & Veggies

France Bans Plastic Packaging for Most Fruits & Veggies

In an effort to curb plastic pollution, the French government is rolling out a ban on plastic packaging for some produce. The ban took effect on January 1, 2022, for 30 fruits and vegetables. However, vendors can use disposable plastic packaging for another six months to use up existing supplies. Other types of plastic packaging are also banned, including plastic […]

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