Beyond Plastics Calls for Reduction in Plastic Production, Urges Public Not to Fall for More Misinformation From Plastics Producers
48 Organizations Urge the Lockport, NY, Industrial Development Agency to Reject Using Public Subsidies to Produce Single-Use Plastics
The Company Is Seeking $600K to Produce Single-Use Plastic Packaging and Utensils
Local Community Leaders Strengthen Grassroots Movement to Reduce Production, Use, and Disposal of Plastic to Help Stop the Health and Environmental Damages Caused by Plastic Production Facilities in Environmental Justice Communities.
Leaders from Beyond Plastics, Beyond Petrochemicals, River Valley Organizing, Hip Hop Caucus, Moms Clean Air Force, Plastic Free Future, Greenpeace USA, and others, delivered 27,570 petition signatures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Washington, D.C., calling for a ban on vinyl chloride. The groups then met with Michal Freedhoff, assistant administrator in the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.
Today, on the same day that the U.S. Senate is holding a hearing on the toxic train disaster in Ohio, Beyond Plastics and the Hip Hop Caucus launched a petition urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to ban vinyl chloride, a known human carcinogen used almost exclusively to make polyvinyl chloride plastic, also known as PVC plastic or vinyl.
Beyond Plastics issues new Model Packaging Reduction and Recycling policy.
117 NYS organizations are urging the New York State Legislature to reject state legislation that promotes the burning of plastics, also known as “chemical recycling.”
As we enter the thick of the holiday giving season, Beyond Plastics has released a new fact sheet detailing the many reasons why brands and retailers should stop producing and selling gift cards made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.
Today the U.S. environmental groups Just-Zero and Beyond Plastics called on the United Nations Climate Change Conference to kick Coke out as a sponsor of COP27. The United Nation’s annual climate conference, known as COP, will be held from November 6 to November 18 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. This is the 27th United Nations climate conference, but the first time Coca Cola, one of the world’s top plastic polluters, is a corporate sponsor.
A new guide from Beyond Plastics offers dry cleaners the information they need to ditch plastic in their operations. The free guide offers practical guidance, including recommendations for reusable garment bags, guidance for calculating potential savings, suggestions for shop front signage, printed items, website and social media messaging, green business listing websites, and more.
After years of pandemic-driven take-out orders, many consumers whose drawers are overflowing with plastic straws, disposable plastic cutlery, and single-use plastic packets of ketchup, soy sauce, and mustard are clamoring for less plastic with their food. Fortunately, a new Plastic Free July guide called “Hold The Plastic, Please - A Restaurant’s Guide To Reducing Plastic” published by Beyond Plastics offers restaurants detailed, practical, and inspiring advice for how to reduce the use of plastic in their operations and how to effectively convey those changes to customers, reporters, and the general public.
Ninety-Two Organizations Call on the NYS Climate Action Council to Close Waste Incinerators and Tackle Plastics in Climate Plan
Beyond Plastics and 91 New York state and national organizations submitted extensive written comments to the New York Climate Action Council detailing the ways the Hochul-Delgado Administration must change the way it deals with solid waste, particularly plastics, in its Scoping Plan for the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. The groups call on the Council to close the state’s ten garbage incinerators, prohibit the burning of plastic through so-called “chemical recycling” and prioritize eliminating single-use plastics. The groups also support expanding the state’s 40-year-old container deposit law (a.k.a. Bottle Bill) to cover more beverage containers.
Meals on Wheels programs deliver vital services to millions of older adults and adults with disabilities every day by providing nutritious meals and consistent human interaction. A new guide called Choose to Reuse from Beyond Plastics will help meal delivery services transition to serving home-delivered meals in reusable dishes rather than costly and environmentally damaging single-use packaging. The free guide offers practical advice, tools, resources, and case studies and is available at https://www.beyondplastics.org/meals-on-wheels.
The Last Beach Clean Up and Beyond Plastics released a new report “The Real Truth About the U.S. Plastics Recycling Rate,” which documented a recycling rate of just 5 to 6% for post-consumer plastic waste in the U.S. for 2021.
Dr. Kara Lavender Law, Research Professor of Oceanography at Sea Education Association in Woods Hole, MA will give a virtual lecture “A Global Look at Plastic in the Ocean” on Wednesday, May 11 at 7 PM ET.
Beyond Plastics’ Response to the American Chemistry Council’s Poll of NYS Voters’ Views on So-Called “Advanced Recycling”
Beyond Plastics’ response to the American Chemistry Council’s release of its poll of New York State voters’ views on so-called “advanced recycling”.
Beyond Plastics Responds to Coca-Cola & Bill Nye’s Greenwashing Plastics Recycling Video with a New Video Setting the Record Straight
Coca-Cola enlisted Bill Nye, the Science Sellout Guy to create a video designed to mislead the public about plastics recycling. In response, Beyond Plastics released a new claymation video of its own to set the record straight.
160+ Environmental and Community Organizations, Recycling Businesses Call on NYS Assembly and Senate To Reject Flawed Extended Producer Responsibility Legislation in State Budget
A coalition of more than 160 environmental and community organizations and recycling businesses are calling on the NYS Assembly and Senate to reject Extended Producer Responsibility proposals in the state budget.
NJ Governor Phil Murphy has signed the Recycled Content Bill into law! This will make New Jersey the East Coast leader and help reduce virgin plastic use.