The harm caused by plastic pollution – HS Insider

Plastic pollution has been around since the 1960s and up to today’s date, the amount of plastic found in our oceans has increased over the years. This an issue that has to be taken more seriously because it’s putting humans and marine life at risk. We produce 300 million tonnesContinue Reading

Its Time for Global Action to Eliminate Plastic Pollution

On June 10, a group of 16 leading organizations—representing businesses, NGOs, and civil society—highlighted the need for urgent global action to halt the rapid growth of plastic pollution and create a “circular economy,” a closed-loop system in which resources are reused instead of becoming waste. In their Joint Statement onContinue Reading

Los Alamos lab aids efforts to reduce plastic pollution | Local News

Plastic is everywhere, and hardly anyone can get through a day without using it. Mass-produced and mass-consumed, plastics generate mountains of trash in landfills, littering public areas and fouling the ocean — partly because much of it isn’t practical to recycle. Los Alamos National Laboratory is part of a consortiumContinue Reading

Sen. Booker, Rep. McEachin Announce Reintroduction of The Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act

WASHINGTON, D.C – U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressman A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) today announced they will be reintroducing the Environmental Justice Legacy Pollution Cleanup Act, a bill aimed at eliminating pollution that has disproportionately harmed communities of color, Indigenous communities, and low-income communities for generations. This critical legislation would invest overContinue Reading

Solving Plastic Pollution and Climate Change Simultaneously

Plastics contain and leach hazardous chemicals, including endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) that threaten human health. An authoritative new report, Plastics, EDCs, & Health, from the Endocrine Society and the IPEN (International Pollutants Elimination Network), presents a summary of international research on the health impacts of EDCs and describes the alarming healthContinue Reading

Global treaty to regulate plastic pollution gains momentum

The simple plastic bag has come to symbolize the world’s growing problem with plastic waste. Yet globally, there are seven definitions of what is considered a plastic bag—and that complicates efforts to reduce their proliferation.  Banning bags, along with other plastic packaging, is the most commonly used remedy to reinContinue Reading