Plastic bags continue to be a focus for state legislatures this year, but actions taken diverge dramatically. Recent movement includes one state aiming to ban plastic bag use, as another prohibits that possibility altogether.
Drones patrol Britain’s beaches in search of shoreline plastics, and prices rise in the U.S. for recovered HDPE and PET.
Former employees of the U.S. EPA have attacked Donald Trump’s funding proposals and unearthed documents showing the administration wants to chop the agency’s recycling and waste reduction efforts by 20 percent.
Clothing and shoe company Timberland talks about its plan to use plastic recovered from the streets of Haiti, and The Onion takes a satirical look at the ocean plastics problem.
Lawmakers in California are considering legislation mandating that plastic bottles have tethered caps. Meanwhile, a different bill bans take-out containers that aren’t accepted in local recycling or composting programs.
After he spent a good chunk of his campaign blasting the Environmental Protection Agency, it was hardly surprising that Donald Trump would take a knife to the EPA budget once he was actually in office. Continue Reading
Two pieces of legislation recently introduced in Connecticut aim to reshape the state’s deposit system. One bill expands the state’s 5-cent deposit on beverage containers, and the other removes it.