Countries Make Move to Curb Plastic Waste in OceansAn intergovernmental conference has taken early steps toward drawing up an agreement to curb plastic pollution and marine litter around the world, which can choke off sea life, harm food safety and coastal tourism and contribute to climate change.
Santa Rosa City Council Limits Disposable Food Containers with New OrdinanceUnder a new ordinance by the Santa Rosa City Council, restaurants are banned from offering disposable utensils for dine-in customers and can only provide plastic to-go containers and utensils on request.
Proposed Measure To Reduce Plastic Waste Will Go Before CA Voters On 2022 BallotA California initiative that would require state regulators to reduce plastic waste has qualified for the November 2022 ballot, officials said Monday.
Gov. Newsom Suspends 10-Cent Grocery Bag Charge During Coronavirus PandemicCalifornians won't be charged 10 cents per bag at the grocery store and retailers can again hand out thinner, single-use plastic bags under an executive order signed Thursday by the governor.
San Jose Hopes To Cut Plastic Waste With Cutting-Edge Recycling FacilityThe city of San Jose is trying to lure a cutting-edge recycling company to the area in hopes of building a facility that would recycle single-use and so-called dirty plastics.
Stanford Study Shows Plastics-Gobbling Mealworms Safe to Use As Feed StockMealworms may be part of a solution to the global plastic-waste problem. A new Stanford study shows the little larvae can even digest toxic Styrofoam yet still remain safe to feed to animals.
SFO Announces Ban on Sale of Single-Use Plastic Water BottlesSan Francisco International Airport is making history by becoming the first major U.S. airport to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.
Huge Boom Towed Out Golden Gate To Cleanup Great Pacific Trash PatchA 2,000-foot long floating boom was towed out to sea Saturday from the San Francisco Bay to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch -- an zone of floating trash between between Hawaii and California the size of Texas.
Santa Cruz Battles Plastic Waste One Take-Out Order At A TimeThe next time you get take-out in Santa Cruz, you may just be saving the planet.