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. […]
In the desperate search for clues about the fate of missing Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, information about a global environmental issue has unexpectedly come to light. Multiple times in the past week, search and rescue teams have been disappointed when debris spotted from the air or satellite has turned out to be “ordinary garbage”. This revelation […]
From camping trips to work meetings, I bring my refillable steel water bottle just about everywhere I go, because switching to reusable containers is one of the easiest ways to keep waste out of our landfills and out of the ocean. But sometimes I crave a frosty soda or iced tea, and then I take […]
Written with guest co-author, Carlos Zegarra. Senator Padilla, Senator De Leόn, and Senator Lara, supported by a diverse alliance of Californians, have announced a breakthrough compromise bill to address the economic and environmental costs of single-use plastic shopping bags. The new compromise approach in SB 270 has evolved from the previous bag bill, SB 405, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]