plastic

Tiny plastic pellets are spreading across the Indian Ocean like wildfire, coating coastlines and killing wildlife everywhere they go.1       Plastic pollution is choking the planet. The plastics we’re producing are choking our planet and its wildlife. We can’t reduce, reuse or recycle our way out of this problem — but it’s not too late to change our relationship with plastic and save […]

Single-use plastics don’t belong in our national parks.     Plastic harms our most precious wild places. You just hiked miles and miles through Grand Canyon National Park, descending past layers of golden, majestic rock. You finally reach the bottom of the canyon and pop your hiking boots off to cool your toes in the Colorado River. Something hits your foot — you look […]
Sea turtle (Photo Jeremy ishop via Unsplash)

Plastic waste is choking our oceans and killing the wildlife that call them home. If we want to do something about the plastic waste crisis, we have to go to the source.     Coca-Cola ranked number one on the list of the world’s worst plastic polluters. In 2020, for the third year running, Coca-Cola ranked number one on the list of the world’s […]
Plastic bottles

There’s nothing “all natural” about plastic bottles. What in the world is Snapple thinking?      There’s nothing “all natural” about plastic bottles. First, the company that has long prided itself on being “all natural” recently switched from glass bottles to plastic. Then they brag about it. Yes, right on the label, near their patented “Made from the BEST stuff on Earth” logo, are the […]

What’s one thing you wouldn’t expect at the bottom of the deepest natural trench in the world? Plastic pollution. But scientists have now found plastic in organisms in the Mariana trench.1       Plastic pollution enters the environment by the ton. Plastic foam never fully degrades, meaning every single bit of polystyrene foam ever made is still out there, polluting our oceans and threatening […]
River (public domain photo)

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest threats to our oceans. Environmental Action is tackling the issue, but we need your help. The Threat of Plastic Pollution Plastic litter breaks up in the environment, forming tiny, insidious particles called “microplastics.” It’s been clear for some time that this kind of pollution is harming the ocean, but now we know: microplastics are far […]

Together, we’re working hard to stand up for the wildlife and wild places that make our planet amazing.     Conservationist and author Edward Abbey once said, “Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.” Over the past few months, many of our country’s wild places and wild creatures have been put at risk. Plastic is piling up in our […]
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 […]