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Plastic straw (Photo: Anemone123, Pixabay)

Plastic pollution threatens wildlife and the environment, but your message to Chipotle can help reduce plastic waste.Chipotle and Plastic Straws First, it was McDonald’s in the United Kingdom… and a test here in the US.1 Then, it was Starbucks.2 Then, Ikea, America Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Sea World.They’ve all announced they’ll no longer be handing out […]
Environmental Action at Work: Protecting our coasts. Photo: IrinaK/Shutterstock

Our oceans are choked with plastic, and the animals that live there are suffering for it. Download and print several copies of this letter, and then take them to businesses near you to encourage local businesses to stop using polystyrene.    Last month, a whale died in Thailand after swallowing 17 pounds of plastic. In April, a dead sperm whale washed ashore […]
Plastic foam threatens wildlife, human health and the planet

A World Health Organization (WHO) working group just announced that they have concluded that styrene, a foundational component of polystyrene foam, probably causes cancer.1 In addition to this plastic foam polluting our rivers, lakes and oceans, and harming wildlife, it also risks human health.If enough of us speak up, we can convince our leaders to ban harmful plastic foam. Add […]
tax bill threatens polar bears

Check out this week’s Environmental Action shares and help spread the word about these stories…Shares for FacebookShares for TwitterPlease support Environmental Action’s 50-state campaign to ban polystyrene pollution that harms whales, sea turtles and other wildlife. Donate to help: https://t.co/IxYSFP39SC pic.twitter.com/NkON7IJl2A— Environmental Action (@EnviroAction) June 1, 2018Selling off the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to the industry most responsible for warming the […]
Urge McDonald's to stop pushing plastic straws. | Erin Simmons, Unsplash

McDonald’s is one of the largest distributors of plastic straws in the world — straws that wind up polluting our ocean and environment and harming sea turtles, whales and other wildlife. The fast food chain is already phasing out straws in their UK restaurants. Help us convince McDonald’s to do the same in the US.Plastic Straws Threaten the Environment We’re going […]
Sperm whale and calf (Photo: Gabriel Barathieu via WikiMedia CC 2.0)

Whales and other wildlife should not have their lives put at risk from our garbage. Can you take action today to help?The Threat to Whales In early April, a young sperm whale washed up on a beach in Spain with 64 pounds of human-made trash in its digestive system. The whale died of inflammation of its abdominal lining — the amount […]