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.
While climate-driven wildfires burn Canada and make air quality across NYS "very unhealthy," will lawmakers stand with the dirty fossil fuel companies at fault, or New Yorkers?
Environmental Leaders Deliver More Than 18,000 Signatures To Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ District Office
Call For Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins to Pass The Packaging Reduction and Recycling Act and Bigger Better Bottle Bill
Environmental Leaders Deliver More Than 13,000 Signatures To Legislative Leaders At the State Capitol
Call on Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins to Pass Strong Packaging Reduction Bill and Reject Toxic “Chemical Recycling” Ploy Pushed by Chemical Companies
Rally in Albany Calls on the New York Legislature to Pass Packaging Reduction Bill and Bigger Better Bottle Bill This Year
New York state legislators and 58 environmental organizations joined Beyond Plastics and NYPIRG for a jam-packed Rally and Advocacy Day to say, “New York Is Not Disposable.” The events included a rally in Albany, where notables — including Emmy- and Tony-award-winning actress Blythe Danner and National Poetry Slam champion Melissa Lozada-Oliva — joined state legislators to call for the passage of two bills that would greatly reduce plastic pollution statewide: the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act and the Bigger Better Bottle Bill.
In a report released today, Beyond Plastics warns of the human health risks of polyvinyl chloride plastic, recommending state and local officials avoid using the material for their communities’ water pipes. The Biden administration and Congress is providing $15 billion to municipalities that need to replace toxic lead service lines, yet the EPA has not offered guidance around what piping materials should be used to prevent homes from swapping one problematic material for another.
Organization Continues to Expand, Add Leadership as Two New Seasoned Professionals Join Judith Enck’s Team to Combat Plastic
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.