Vinyl chloride is a carcinogenic chemical used to make polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic. Vinyl chloride is found in PVC pipes; vinyl siding, windows and flooring; packaging; furniture and car parts; children's toys, pet toys, shower curtains, credit cards, gift cards and many other consumer goods.
Bioplastics and compostable plastics sound promising but they’re filled with false promises. Find out why.
1 million single-use plastic bottles are bought around the world every minute and more than 1/2 trillion plastic bottles are sold annually but less than 1/3 of all plastic bottles will ever be recycled. Cut the waste by replacing plastic bottles with aluminum cans in vending machines.
As the global plastic pollution crisis continues to grow, so does plastics industry hype promoting false solutions — techno “fixes” including waste-to-energy incineration and chemical processing of plastic waste. We need to expose and reject these false solutions.
Plastic tea bags and hot water are a BAD combination for your health. Learn more about how you can avoid this source of microplastics pollution in your daily cup of tea and urge tea companies to replace plastic tea bags with paper or good old bulk loose, leaf tea.
Plastic straws may be small but they’re a BIG problem — Americans use more than 500 million plastic straws each day. These straws are not recyclable so they end up in landfills and incinerators as well as littered in our environment where they may persist for hundreds of years. But you can help!
Toxins in polystyrene readily leach into food an drinks, a process that is accelerated by heat and contact with fatty and acidic foods. And polystyrene can persist in the environment for more than 1 MILLION YEARS. With Americans using 25 billion polystyrene cups per year and plastic-free, non-toxic alternatives readily available, it’s time for a change.