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Clean Air and Water

Wildfires and smoke seem like a West Coast problem, but more and more frequently that smoke reaches the East Coast. The health effects of that...

Oct 5, 2021 Blog Post
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Millions of Americans breathed polluted air in 2020

Millions of Americans are exposed to unhealthy levels of pollution every year. Ozone and small particulate matter, among other pollutants, are widespread in the U.S....

Oct 5, 2021 Report
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America produces way, way too much waste. Our systems for dealing with it are in crisis mode.

Sep 30, 2021 Blog Post
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Moving from destructive consumption towards a zero-waste system. 2021 edition

Our current system of consumption and disposal wastes natural resources and creates pollution that threatens our health, environment and the global climate. Trash in America...

Sep 30, 2021 Report

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

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

When dealing with tiny plastic trash, small pieces of legislation can add up to make a big difference.

Aug 19, 2021 Blog Post

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