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.
The Latest on Beyond plastic
California takes sweeping action to curb single-use plastic
Colorado becomes third state to approve ‘producer responsibility’ law to reduce packaging waste
New bill would stop spilling of plastic into waterways
New bill would keep plastics out of national parks
PennEnvironment campaign to ban plastic bags in Pittsburgh gains support
Reducing plastic waste in the states
Trash in America
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Trash in America
Did you know?
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.
What We're Doing
Increasing compost can quickly and efficiently decrease methane emissions in landfills and restore soil health.
Here’s why part one of the EPA’s National Recycling Strategy doesn’t go far enough
How can America tackle its trash problem?
This Thanksgiving, dinner came with a side of plastic waste
Holiday food --like all of our groceries-- often comes wrapped in unnecessary plastic.
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.