Single use plastic utensils
U.S. State of California Enacts Boldest Plastic Reduction Policy in the Nation

In the United States, California enacted the strongest plastic source reduction policy in the nation, following bipartisan support in the state legislature. The law requires producers to slash their single-use plastic packaging and foodware by at least 25% by 2032 and implement the first statewide reuse and refill mandates in the nation. This victory will […]

Single-Use Plastic to Be Phased Out in National Parks, Other Public Lands Following Push From Environmental Advocates

Today, as part of World Oceans Day and National Ocean Month, the Biden administration announced a series of actions it would be taking to protect our oceans. Among them: the designation of a new national marine sanctuary to preserve the Hudson Canyon, the initiation of efforts to create a U.S. Ocean Climate Action Plan, and the phaseout […]

Canada Eliminates Production, Sale, and Export of Six Ocean-Polluting Single-Use Plastics

In a significant victory for our oceans, the Canadian government has announced it will phase out some of the most commonly found plastics polluting Canada’s shorelines and oceans by the end of 2023. Production, sale and exports of plastic bags, cutlery, stir sticks, six-pack rings, straws, and some plastic takeout containers will be eliminated. Oceana […]