Clorox, Coca Cola Among Companies Sued Over Plastic Pollution By Berkeley GroupA Berkeley-based environmental group filed a lawsuit Wednesday in San Mateo County Superior Court that aims to take on big corporations that pollute the world with plastic.
Plastic Water Bottle Ban Begins At San Francisco International AirportSales of single-use plastic bottles are coming to an end at San Francisco International Airport, as SFO looks for ways to help protect the environment.
San Francisco International Airport Bans Single-Use Plastic Water BottlesSan Francisco International Airport is banning the sale of single-use plastic water bottles.
Mission To Pull Plastic From Pacific Ocean Nets 40 Tons From Garbage PatchEnvironmentalists on a mission to clean up the ocean of plastic pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
Palo Alto Passes Sweeping Ban On Single-Use PlasticsThe city of Palo Alto has joined San Francisco in passing a sweeping ban on plastics that will eventually eliminate nearly all non-recyclable plastic from the restaurant and service industry.
Bay Area Recycling Plant Scrambles To Adapt As Overseas Market For America's Trash Dries UpIt has been more than a year since China stopped taking most recycling from other countries. That’s left Bay Area cities scrambling to find someone to take what others throw out and demanding more responsibility from its residents.
California Moving Toward Ban On Little Shampoo, Conditioner Bottles From HotelsCalifornia is moving toward banning those little bottles of shampoo you get in hotel rooms.
Berkeley Officials Pass Non-Compostable Food Container Ban, Paper Cup FeeThe Berkeley City Council Tuesday night passed a disposable foodware and litter-reduction ordinance that backers say is the most ambitious municipal legislation in the U.S. aimed at reducing the use of single-use disposable foodware.
Ocean Cleanup Rig Returning To Alameda Port To Address Equipment IssuesAlready grappling with how to retain plastic it has collected at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a cleanup rig had another setback over the weekend and will be returning to port in Alameda sooner than expected.
Massive Floating Boom Not Corralling Plastic Trash In PacificA trash collection device deployed three months ago to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii is not collecting any trash.
California Becomes 1st State To Ban Restaurants From Automatically Handing Out StrawsPeople who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to ask for them under a new state law.
Mountain View Restaurants Join 'Strawless September' CampaignWith plastic straws becoming a high-profile threat to the environment as millions pollute our oceans, one Bay Area city is taking on the big commitment to have a "Strawless September."
Report Warns Against Using Plastic Food ContainersA new report is warning against using plastic food containers because of the fear that harmful chemicals could leak into your food.
Starbucks Phasing Out Its Signature Green Plastic StrawsStarbucks customers will have to figure how to consume their favorite java drink without a straw.
El Monterey Breakfast Burritos RecalledRuiz Food Products is recalling approximately 50,706 pounds of frozen breakfast burritos that may be contaminated with pieces of plastic.