Articles

Tell Capri Sun Manufacturer to “Respect the Planet, Stop the Pouch”

By Darby Hoover, NRDC Senior Resource Specialist This week, NRDC joined a coalition of organizations working on waste and recycling, plastic pollution and resource conservation to launch the Make It, Take It Campaign, a collaborative effort to pressure consumer goods companies to take responsibility for packaging waste and to educate and mobilize citizens for sustainable packaging policies. […]

10 Resolutions For A Life With Less Plastic (and a Better You) in 2014

Let’s face it – New Year’s resolutions are overwhelming. Quit the internet for a year! Lose 50 pounds! Give 2 weeks’ notice and travel the world!  Lofty goals are fantastic, but don’t always stick as the year progresses. This year, after the turkey and tinsel are put away, why not start small and plot a sustainable course […]

First Rains Flush Plastic Pollution to the Ocean

Most of California is a very dry state, so when it finally starts to rain the pollution built up over the dry months – whether plastic bags, bottles, or toxins — washes from inland streets to storm drains and rivers, then out to the ocean.

Plastics: Packaging Makers Need to Help Pay Cleanup Costs

By Mark Stone, originally published in the San Jose Mercury News POSTED:   09/02/2013 12:01:00 PM PDT Our region is among the most proactive in the country working to shrink the amount of plastic garbage at the source by encouraging people to use fewer disposable plastic products. In 2011, San Jose and Santa Clara County adopted […]