Top Ten Stories of 2020: Plastic Pollution Solutions Begin to Emerge

Top Ten Stories of 2020: Plastic Pollution Solutions Begin to Emerge

The pandemic changed attitudes about many environmental issues — and plastic pollution was no exception.  During lockdown, the extent of our dependence on plastic, and the amount of plastic waste we are generating from just our day to day lives became abundantly clear.

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Latest Zero-Waste Store Bringing Sustainability to DMV

Latest Zero-Waste Store Bringing Sustainability to DMV

by Amy Lupica, ODP Contributing Writer The D.C. Metro area is now the latest region to welcome a “zero-waste” store. Mason & Greens in Alexandria, VA sells toiletries, groceries, and more, all without any disposable packaging. Many similar stores have opened up across the country, and are making it easier for more people to reduce […]

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NYC Nowhere Near Zero-Waste, Despite Mayor’s Pledge

NYC Nowhere Near Zero-Waste, Despite Mayor’s Pledge

Nearly 5 years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged New York City would send zero waste to landfills by 2030, in part by scaling up an aggressive composting program to turn food scraps into nutrient-rich soil. It’s now 2020 and the city is nowhere near meeting the mayor’s stated goals. 

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Sustainability Innovation: Deliver Products the Old Fashioned Way In Re-usable Containers

Sustainability Innovation: Deliver Products the Old Fashioned Way In Re-usable Containers

Some of the world’s biggest consumer product brands — Pepsi, Nestlé, Unilever, and Proctor & Gamble — announced yesterday at the World Economic Forum that they have teamed with N.J. based company, TerraCycle, to deliver sustainability the old fashioned way, in re-usable containers.  The company will bring back the “milkman model,” where the company owns the package and delivers it to consumers at the same time it picks up empty containers, and then those containers will be washed, refilled and restocked for delivery to another customer.

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