Skip a Straw Today

Skip a Straw Today

National Skip the Straw Day Skip a Straw day was established in 2017 by The Coral Keepers. The Coral Keepers is a group of eighth grade students at Whitehall Middle School in Whitehall, Michigan. They, along with their advisor, founded National Skip the Straw day to encourage Americans to give up the straw habit because of the […]

Freeport, ME Polystyrene Ban, 1990

Freeport, ME Polystyrene Ban, 1990

Polystyrene bans are not a new thing. Back in 1990, the City of Freeport, Maine banned polystyrene containers in its city. The ordinance was called the “Styrofoam Ordinance” even though STYROFOAM™ is a trademarked brand of the Dow Chemical Company for a product used in building construction. Here is one of the first ordinances banning […]

Patchogue Village, NY Bans Polystyrene Use and Sale

Patchogue Village, NY Bans Polystyrene Use and Sale

Jan. 22, 2018, Patchogue Village, NY – At a regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Patchogue Village,  a resolution to amend Chapter 35 of the Village Code to prohibit the sale or use of expanded polystyrene items was adopted. The motion was made by Trustee Keyes, seconded by Trustee Brinkman, and passed unanimously […]

Dutchess County New York Bans Polystyrene

Dutchess County New York Bans Polystyrene

November 3, 2017 , County of Dutchess, New York – Chain restaurants are now prohibited from using containers to package, sell or distribute prepared food in any disposable food service ware that contains polystyrene foam. The containers are also banned from use at all county facilities, parks or events. The law was passed by the […]

Billion Foam Cups Will Never Reach Our Oceans

Billion Foam Cups Will Never Reach Our Oceans

Dunkin Donuts Will Eliminate Foam Cups CANTON, MA (February 7, 2018) — As part of its commitment to serve both people and the planet responsibly, Dunkin’ Donuts, a leading retailer of hot, brewed coffee, today announced plans to eliminate all polystyrene foam cups in its global supply chain beginning in spring 2018, with a targeted […]

Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

Cheboygan First To Pass Plastic Bag Initiative

The State of Michigan has no plastic bag bans. However, that doesn’t mean the citizens aren’t concerned about the environment and the harms that plastic bags cause. In Cheboygan, a concerned group has taken the initiative to reduce the use of plastic shopping bags. The Straits Area Concerned Citizens for Peace and Justice and the […]

2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

2014: The Beginning of the End of Microplastics in Personal Care Products?

Written by Erica Cirino Good news for those concerned with the Earth’s major plastic pollution problem: last year was not a good one for microplastics, particularly the tiny polyethylene exfoliating beads found in many popular face/body washes, soaps, scrubs and toothpastes. In 2014, a significant number of personal care product manufacturers managed to successfully eliminate the use of microbeads in […]

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycling Must Become A Habit

Recycle. Plastic. Ocean Debris. Columbus, GA, Jan. 19, 2015 (PolyLaws.org) – These words, Recycle, Plastic, Ocean Debris, are some of the most popular words in our society today. They are spoken a multitude of times each day. They are written about in numerous publications on a daily basis. They are Tweeted too many times to […]

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban

“Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban” is an environmental guidebook for starting a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Easy to read, the book chapters include: “Problems with Plastic Bags”, “Elements of an Ordinance”, “Getting City Hall’s Attention”, and “Resources” that will help in your campaign. Initiate A Plastic Bag Ban is written by Ted Duboise, […]

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Make Waves in Your Hometown

Yes, there is something that you can do to help curb plastic pollution in our oceans, rivers and waterways! Always use reusable bags – this is no small part; Start a plastic bag ban in your hometown. Starting a plastic bag ban is no small task. It may not be for you. Get this handbook […]

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