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UCLA Report Urges New Global Policy Effort to Tackle Crisis of Plastic Litter in Oceans

By Sara Rouche & Lauri Gravel

- Published on October 28, 2013 by UCLA: Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Download the Pritzker Environmental Law and Policy Brief "Stemming the Tide of Plastic Marine Litter: A Global Action Agenda" by Mark Gold, Katie Mika, Cara Horowitz, Megan Herzog, and Lara Leitner. Read the news release by UCLA …

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Nature Journal on Outdated Plastic Policies

By Chelsea M Rochman and Mark Anthony Browne

- Published on February 13, 2013 by Nature International Weekly Science Journal

'Nature', an international weekly journal of science, has publsihed an article discussing the argument that policies for managing plastic waste are outdated and threaten the health of people and wildlife. Mark Anthony Browne and C…

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$11.4 Billion in Recyclable Materials Landfilled Every Year, New Report Finds

By As You Sow

- Published on February 7, 2013 by As You Sow

'As You Sow' is a nonprofit organization that promotes environmental and social corporate responsibility through shareholder advocacy, coalition building, and innovative legal strategies. They have released a report which analyses…

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Plane Using Plastic Fuel to Fly to London

By Bettina Wassener

- Published on October 17, 2012 by www.nytimes.com

Nestle UK & Ireland has converted to 100 percent recyclable packaging on its Easter egg confectioneries by replacing rigid plastic with cardboard. The move is expected to save an estimated 726 tons of plastic waste going to landfill per year, based on a comparison of the weight of plastic used in 2008 to manufacture Nestlé’s Easter egg boxes, the company said.

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