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.
Sea Critters From Japan Hitchhike To West Coast On Plastic Tsunami DebrisNearly 300 species of fish, mussels and other sea critters arrived in U.S. after hitchhiking across Pacific on 2011 Japanese tsunami debris.
Planet Plastic: UC Study Finds Earth Has 5.5 Billion Tons Of Plastic WasteIndustry has made more than 9.1 billion tons of plastic since 1950 and there's enough left over to bury Manhattan under more than two miles of trash.
Monterey Bay, Steinhart Aquariums Phasing Out Plastic To Save OceansNearly 20 aquariums nationwide have pledged to phase out plastic items, such as straws and bottles, in an effort to save the world's oceans.
Berkeley Officials Push For Plastic Straw BanOne Bay Area city is doubling down on its war on plastic as some Berkeley officials introduce an ordinance that would ban straws that aren't biodegradable.
Seabirds Eat Plastic Because They Find Smell Appetizing, Study FindsA new study may have figured out why seabirds eat plastic debris.