“Plastic packaging is not on customers’ shopping list when they go to the market, and yet it’s almost impossible to walk away from a Whole Foods without a basket full of plastic that will pollute our planet for centuries."
Election Day is less than a week away, and come January, returning and newly elected legislators will face a mounting plastic waste crisis. Nearly 100,000 tons of plastic -- enough to fill roughly 1.5 football stadiums -- are thrown away every day in the United States. On Thursday, the U.S. PIRG Education Fund released a report, Break the Waste Cycle, highlighting producer responsibility, an emerging trend in which product-makers – not individuals or taxpayers – are responsible for the waste they create.
RICHMOND, Va. -- Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that Virginia is officially the first southern state to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), a consortium of Mid-Atlantic and Northeast states which has worked together for more than a decade to successfully cut pollution from power plants.
Transportation is the largest source of global warming pollution in the U.S., making it climate enemy number one. But a new report from Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group describes how we can build a zero-carbon transportation future - all while cleaning our air and creating safer, healthier communities.
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