Assembly Bill Would Cut Plastic Trash To Ocean

Assembly bill AB 521¬†introduced this past February aims to clean up marine debris and shift the cost of controlling pollution to the responsibility of the manufacturers who produce it.¬†Introduced by assemblymen Ben Hueso (D-San Diego) and Mark Stone (D-Monterey Bay), the bill declares plans to identify the products that contribute most to plastic ocean trash, […]

Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging

Americans generate more waste than any other country in the world but recycle far less than other developed nations. Post-consumer packaging materials comprise the largest category of solid waste, and U.S. taxpayers pay for its management. In¬†Unfinished Business: The Case for Extended Producer Responsibility for Post-Consumer Packaging, As You Sow describes how extended producer responsibility […]

Seabirds Study Shows Plastic Pollution Reaching Surprising Levels

<img class="size-medium wp-image-214" title="Albatross Ingests Plastics" alt="chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross" src="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225.jpg" width="300" height="225" srcset="http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross-300×225 pop over to these guys.jpg 300w, http://www.oceanvoyagesinstitute.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/chris_jordan_plastic-filled-stomach_albatross.jpg 700w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” />Photo by Chris Jordan Plastic pollution off the northwest coast of North America is reaching the level of the notoriously polluted North Sea, according to a new study led by a researcher […]