All Discussions Tagged 'plastic' (8)

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Microplastics in Our Bodies

Microplastics in Our Bodies? The world produces about 400 million metric tons of plastic a year, the equivalent of 882 billion pounds, and …

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Mar 5

Reducing Plastic and Other Ways to Make a Difference!

Okay, so we now know that plastics are suboptimal, at best. They contain toxics, are not easily recyclable, do not degrade and are an incre…

Started by Gerard van Steyn

1 Jul 31, 2018
Reply by Alison Clary

Look Who's Taking Action: High School Student Melanie

The US EPA announced Melanie Quan, a freshman at Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, as the winner of its "Patrick H. Hurd Sustainability…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Jun 28, 2018

Action of the Month: Support Central Contra Costa’s Last Plastic Straw Campaign

The Central Contra Costa Last Plastic Straw campaign is continuing to gain momentum! This month, consider taking action to help stop the us…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Jun 27, 2018

Action of the Month: No Disposable Plastics

Single-use plastics like straws, utensils, and cups are everywhere, but do they have to be? Nope! Each of us can take individual actions to…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Feb 5, 2018

Look Who's Taking Action: California Bans Disposable Plastic Bags!

The election last month left many of us with heavy hearts and discouraged spirits, especially with regard to environmental protection and s…

Started by Kimberly Lam

0 Nov 29, 2016

Action of the Month: Plastic Free July – and Beyond!

Have you heard of the Plastic Free July challenge?  It is a global challenge aiming to reduce society’s demand for disposable plastics by e…

Started by Kerry Rivers

0 Aug 2, 2016

Zero Waste Traveling Tips

Summer officially begins this month on the 21st, and many of us will be traveling this season. Although vacations are relaxing, traveling i…

Started by Ellen Greco

0 Jun 1, 2015


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