For decades, the plastic industry has perpetuated the myth that plastics are recyclable. This couldn’t be further from the truth.
By the end of 2024, New York City is expected to roll out a citywide curbside composting program for residential food waste. The problem is that none of that food waste may actually be composted.
Just Zero and more than 40 environmental organizations, scientists, public health advocates, and farmers across the country are calling on the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take stronger action to reduce the spread of PFAS and microplastics from Massachusetts’ Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Jared Huffman announced the reintroduction of the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act. The 2023 Act is the best chance for the U.S. to take bold action against plastic pollution by focusing on the true source of the problem: Plastics production.
One of the scariest parts of our waste crisis is the toxics that come with producing, using, and disposing of our trash. Yet, our existing laws aren’t enough to stop the cycle of pollution and profit. We need to build stronger, more innovative laws while there’s still time.