A report from several nonprofit conservation groups examines the most common plastic marine litter found in California. It also proposes alternatives for the items.
A major newspaper calls for the most-populous U.S. state to ban EPS packaging, and a study finds toxic flame retardants end up in children’s toys made from recycled e-plastics.
For years, Florida has prohibited local bans on plastic bags and EPS food-service products – or has it? A state judge recently ruled that the prohibition no longer applies and, in response, one city has passed a plastic bag ban.
Miniature liquor bottles are targeted for a 15-cent container deposit, and companies work to implement more environmentally friendly packaging.
Flexible film packaging is being accepted at the curb in one Midwest city, and thousands of plastic bags have been diverted from landfill thanks to a group of charitable women.
Starting in 2018, plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be handed out by retailers in Montreal. Continue Reading
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency and the American Chemistry Council trade group have announced a formal partnership to try to lift plastic bag and film recycling.
A statewide ban on local bag bans is close to becoming law in Michigan. Senate Bill 853 prohibits local governments from banning plastic shopping bags or mandating fees for them. The bill is awaiting the governor’s signature.