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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

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

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

Tree planting is one of the most effective tools we have for tackling climate change – as long as policies supporting these efforts listen to...

Sep 2, 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

A look back at some of our favorite charts, maps and graphics from the last 25 years, and the role they played in the environmental...

Jun 29, 2021 Blog Post

As the pandemic nears its end and we start heading out into the world, will we go back to how things used to be, or...

May 12, 2021 Blog Post

Global warming and a century of misguided forest management policy have led to ever more devastating fire seasons across the Western states over recent years....

Mar 15, 2021 Blog Post

What does abandoned mine land have to offer for conservation, waste reduction and renewable energy? Lots.

Mar 12, 2021 Blog Post

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