By Dave Lucas | WAMC | 1/3/2020
Environmentalists gathered outside the Albany County Courthouse New Year’s Day to raise awareness about their efforts to stop an Albany County cement plant from burning tires for fuel. The protest was timed to coincide with the Albany County Legislature’s swearing-in ceremony.
By Keshia Clukey | Bloomberg Law | 12/10/2019
New York, joining California, aims to ban most single-use plastic bags under a measure that takes effect March 1, 2020. But the state’s first crack at implementing it has drawn the ire of the environmentalists and one of the law’s sponsors, who say the Department of Environmental Conservation’s proposed rules have too many loopholes even as plastics makers say they can’t meet the state’s demands.
By Bobby Bascomb | Living on Earth | 11/18/2019
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Congressman Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) aim to curb the plastic waste crisis with a draft bill that would ban certain single-use plastics, institute a 10-cent nationwide container deposit, and compel producers to take the lead on recycling.
By Stephen Buranyi | The Guardian | 12/31/2019
What scientists can see and measure, in the garbage patches and on beaches, accounts for only a tiny fraction of the total plastic entering the water
By Simon Scarr | Reuters | 12/31/2019
Visualizing the amount of plastic we eat in a day, a week, a month, a year…
NJ Star Ledger Editorial Board | 12/6/2019
Over the last 12 years, the chairman of the Senate Environment Committee has pushed 14 bills that prohibit bags made of plastic film – which typically end up in landfills, trees, storm drains, beaches, oceans, and yes, bodies — and now he’s finally in the red zone.