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This Biodegradable Plastic Will Truly Break Down in Your Compost

Andrea D. Steffen
In recent years, some single-use plastics have been replaced with biodegradable options – but even those aren’t entirely compostable. Biodegradable plastics are advertised as one solution to the pollution that is plastically bedeviling the entire...
Sustainability World News

EU Bans Shipping Unrecyclable Plastic Waste To Developing Nations

Andrea D. Steffen
As of January 1, 2021, the European Union’s 27 member states can no longer ship non-recyclable plastic waste to developing nations. The new legislation is part of the European Green Deal and the bloc’s Circular...
Environment

Top 3 Plastic Polluters 3rd Year In A Row: Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and Pepsi

Andrea D. Steffen
The top plastic polluters – Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé – have been accused of “zero progress” on reducing plastic waste. It’s the third consecutive year that Coca-Cola is ranked #1 and the other companies following...
Environment Health Science

Microplastics Found To ‘Stick Around’ In Human Organs

Luana Steffen
At Arizona State University (ASU), scientists conducted a study that found nano- and micro-plastics could enter our bodies and stick around our organs, potentially causing harm. Previous research on humans’ plastic consumption rate has shown...
Environment World News

The EPA Marks Marine Plastic Pollution As A Top Priority

Andrea D. Steffen
On October 19, 2020, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler outlined the Trump administration’s strategy for tackling plastic waste at an event in Boca Raton, Florida. Informing the numerous federal officials and...
Sustainability World News

UK’s New Plastic Packaging Tax Will Begin April 2022

Andrea D. Steffen
As of April 2022, UK producers of plastic packaging, businesses that buy plastic packaging, importers of plastic packaging, and consumers who purchase goods in plastic packaging will be taxed if the plastic packaging contains less...
Environment Sustainability

US And UK Residents Produce The Most Plastic Waste In The World

Luana Steffen
According to a new study, US and UK citizens produce the most plastic waste than any other major country. Previous research suggested that Asian countries led marine plastic pollution and ranked the US in 20th...
Environment Sustainability

New International Treaty To Fight Plastic Pollution In Oceans

Luana Steffen
Some of the world’s top plastic producers, including PepsiCo and Coca-Cola, are joining a plea for a new international treaty to fight plastic pollution in the oceans. The demand comes after a devastating report highlights...
Sustainability

New Jersey’s Ban On Plastics And Paper Bags Is The Strictest In The US

Luana Steffen
On November 4, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a law that bans supermarkets, fast-food restaurants, and retailers from offering single-use foam containers and cups, plastic carryout bags, and paper bags. The move is one...
Environment

Almost 16 Million Tons of Microplastic Are Embedded In The Seafloor

Andrea D. Steffen
Plastic waste is a visibly growing problem for the environment, especially the ocean. Debris can be seen scattered across shorelines of once-pristine beaches, a sign of how much is making its way into the seas....