Story | Apr 22, 2012
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Story | Aug 29, 2013Tens of thousands of volunteers in California gather regularly at local beach and coastal cleanups in an effort to reduce trash flows that contribute to the rising amount of marine debris. These efforts make a difference and help heighten civic awareness about keeping our beaches clean and healthy. But they cannot stem the tide of plastic pollution. To do that, we need to address the problem at its source. Such action will also be a major step toward lowering the high costs to California cities and taxpayers of dealing with this waste.
Story | Feb 1, 2011 | 4:33 AM
As Congress struggles to reform the 1976 Toxic Substances Control Act, California in the next few months is expected to issue comprehensive rules curbing chemicals in consumer products such as toys, cosmetics and plastics. On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Frank...
Story | Apr 21, 2011 | 9:34 PM
The bioplastics industry may have a new symbol to slap on its products and packaging – an abstract plant to denote plastics made without petroleum. More than 1,500 designers submitted entries into a contest seeking an icon to represent plastics...
Story | Jun 13, 2011 | 4:34 PM
Los Angeles is expanding its efforts to be the recycling-est city in the country. Starting Tuesday, residents can throw milk, juice, soup and wine cartons into their blue bins. The inclusion of cartons in L.A.'s curbside recycling program could divert...