In an effort to combat marine litter, University of California at Berkeley has announced plans to eliminate all non-recyclable waste by 2020. The move is part of the Plastic Disclosure Project and will involve a waste audit and plan to accommodate current and future waste generation on campus.
The Massachusetts Beverage Association and the Massachusetts Food Association have announced a two-year, $533,000 pilot program to place 100 recycling receptacles in public spaces in approximately 15-20 local communities. The move comes on the heels of the MFA's argument against the Massachusetts bottle bill.
The American Progressive Bag Alliance has issued a statement on Seattle's retail plastic bag ban, which begins July 1. "Seattle's plastic bag ban will have an immediate negative impact on the wallets of Seattle shoppers and, ironically, the environment," read the statement which went on to call the ban a threat to American jobs and "ideologically driven." A similar statement was also issued regarding a bag ban in the city of Houston, Texas.
Charlotte, North Carolina-based company Remyxx has announced a new line of sneakers made from 100 percent recycled materials, including plastic and rubber recovered from old shoes.