Solid Waste

How to Save Food and Prevent Waste

By | Danielle Melgar
Food & Agriculture Advocate

We all play a role in creating food waste, so we can all be part of the solution.

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Statement: Consumer, environmental advocates welcome Coca-Cola’s commitment to reuse

ATLANTA--- The Coca-Cola Co., the world’s top plastic polluter according to a recent Global Brand Audit, announced on Thursday a new commitment to use refillable or returnable glass or plastic bottles – or refillable containers at fountains and dispensers – for at least 25% of global beverage sales across its entire brand portfolio by 2030.

Failing the Fix

Why we should expand composting infrastructure across the country.

By | Juliana Clejan
Zero Waste Campaign, Associate

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

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Shareholders call on Whole Foods to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Grocery stores like Whole Foods have a major part to play in the fight against plastic pollution.

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New Jersey Governor signs recycled content bill into law

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill into law on Tuesday that increases the recycled content of plastics and other products.

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Federal funding may promote new markets for wasteful single-use plastics

WASHINGTON – The Department of Energy (DOE) announced on Tuesday federal funding totaling $13.4 million for the research and development of facilities that would chemically convert single-use plastics into new plastic materials.

Examining Google’s repair track-record as shareholders call for change

By | Nathan Proctor
Senior Director, Campaign for the Right to Repair

Google’s parent company, Alphabet*, faces shareholder proposal because of history of repair restrictions

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