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A coastal city takes action to reduce the most common sources of disposable plastic waste.

Sep 10, 2021 Blog Post

Americans use and discard more than 390 million straws a day. Seattle's ban on plastic straws is reducing that number, and keeping plastic waste out...

Sep 7, 2021 Blog Post

Convenience is a powerful motivator of behavior. Yet, oddly, convenience gets far less attention than cost when it comes to evaluating and prioritizing policies to...

Sep 7, 2021 Blog Post

Washington, D.C., is one of several cities and states that have banned some packaging made of polystyrene (otherwise known as Styrofoam) in recent years. The...

Aug 31, 2021 Blog Post

Manufacturing prioritizes making more things, and making them faster. Instead of supporting a culture of stuff, engineers can prioritize real innovation.

Aug 30, 2021 Blog Post

California has been a flagship state for bans of plastic bags, first at the local level, followed by the adoption of the nation's first statewide...

Aug 27, 2021 Blog Post

Container deposit laws fund recycling programs at the point of purchase – a surprisingly powerful idea about to have its moment.

Dec 15, 2020 Blog Post
An infrastructure plan to make our families and communities safer, healthier and more resilient

The transition to new leadership in Washington, D.C., creates the opportunity for the nation to turn the page in a new year -- not just...

Nov 24, 2020 Report
Producer Responsibility Policies to Move the U.S. Toward Zero Waste

Producer responsibility programs are a valuable tool for tackling the plastic waste crisis. They have a successful track record of shifting incentives for producers away...

Oct 29, 2020 Report