Beyond plastic

America's plastic problem has gotten way out of hand.

Most of us diligently recycle, take reusable bags with us when we shop, and look for new ways to stop using so much single use plastic “stuff”. Our individual actions are necessary, but won’t be enough. The good news is that the momentum to move beyond plastic is growing. More states, communities and businesses are getting rid of plastic bags, foam containers and other plastic “stuff” we can live without. 

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In 2015, Americans landfilled or incinerated over 50 million tons of compostable waste. That is enough to fill a line of fully-loaded 18-wheelers, stretching from New York City to Los Angeles ten times.

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Increasing compost can quickly and efficiently decrease methane emissions in landfills and restore soil health.

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Whole Foods Thanksgiving Week of Action

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Whole Foods Thanksgiving Week of Action

At a time of year when most people are spending a lot of time in grocery stores, we want to highlight how hard it is to buy Thanksgiving food without heaps of plastic waste.

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Matt
Casale

Matt
Casale

Director, Environment Campaigns, PIRG

Susan
Rakov

Susan
Rakov

Senior Vice President, The Public Interest Network; Managing Director, Frontier Group

Mark
Morgenstein

Mark
Morgenstein

Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network