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    Los Angeles Ordinance to Reduce Plastic Waste Requires Single-Use Dishes, Cutlery to Be Compostable or Fully Recyclable

    Los Angeles Ordinance to Reduce Plastic Waste Requires Single-Use Dishes, Cutlery to Be Compostable or Fully Recyclable

    In Los Angeles County, California, the Board of Supervisors has given the green light for a new ordinance aimed at reducing plastic waste. The ordinance will require all takeout items, such as takeaway containers and other dishes and cutlery, to be either compostable or fully recyclable by 2023. Additionally, restaurants with seating for customers who […]

    7 Zero-Waste Air Travel Tips

    7 Zero-Waste Air Travel Tips

    Air travel is not good for the planet, but sometimes it’s the only feasible option to get to where you need to go. If you find yourself on a flight for one reason or another, it’s good to know your options for minimizing the impact of your trip. If you’re looking for a tangible way […]

    Starbucks Moves Towards Reusable Cups

    Starbucks Moves Towards Reusable Cups

    The iconic Starbucks coffee cup may soon be a thing of the past.  The company announced Tuesday that it would make it possible for coffee drinkers to use their own reusable cups for all café, drive-thru and mobile orders in the U.S. and Canada by the end of next year. “Our goal, by 2025, is […]

    Target Launches Program to Help Shoppers Identify Sustainable Packaging

    Target Launches Program to Help Shoppers Identify Sustainable Packaging

    Retail giant Target is launching an initiative to reduce its use of single-use plastics.  The company announced its Target Zero icon on Wednesday, which is designed to inform customers if a product or its packaging is reusable, refillable, compostable, or made from material that is recyclable or otherwise cuts back on plastic. “By making it […]

    Coors Light to Become Largest U.S. Beer Brand to Ditch Plastic Rings

    Coors Light to Become Largest U.S. Beer Brand to Ditch Plastic Rings

    Coors Light is making an effort to lighten the load it places on the environment.  Parent-company Molson Coors announced Tuesday that six-packs of its Coors Light brand would no longer come in the infamous plastic rings that trap marine life, CNN reported. Instead, starting later this year, the beer will come in a recyclable, sustainable […]

    U.S. Voters Want Plastic Out of National Parks, Poll Finds

    U.S. Voters Want Plastic Out of National Parks, Poll Finds

    A vast majority of U.S. voters want to ban single-use plastics from national parks.  Ocean conservation group Oceana released the results of a poll Thursday that found that 82 percent of registered U.S. voters surveyed would be happy if the National Park Service (NPS) stopped selling and distributing any single-use plastic items.  “National parks have […]