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.
One manufacturer that uses recycled plastics will acquire another, and Pennsylvania may be moving to prohibit plastic bag bans.
In the latest chapter of its ongoing expanded polystyrene saga, New York City will again ban foam food-service packaging. City officials have determined it “cannot be recycled in a manner that is economically feasible or environmentally effective.”
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.
Florida lawmakers vote to remove roadblocks for plastics conversion efforts, and Envision Plastics announces it will source millions of pounds of material from regions prone to generating ocean plastics.
After reviewing the validity of New York City’s ban on expanded polystyrene (EPS), a judge this week repealed the controversial law less than three months after it went into effect.
Maryland lawmakers are holding hearings on legislation that bans expanded polystyrene food-service products and packing peanuts in the state. Continue Reading
Starting in 2018, plastic bags will no longer be allowed to be handed out by retailers in Montreal. Continue Reading