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The veto allows trash burning facilities and a new wave of plastic-to-fuel projects to remain eligible for state funding and keeps them as part of the state’s clean energy and climate programs. 

20 May 2024

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The legislation is a response to a national lobbying effort by the plastic industry to greenwash expensive and polluting processes that convert plastic into toxic fuel and chemicals.

5 March 2024

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A plastic lobbying group paid for a report on New Jersey’s single-use plastic bag law. But its “findings” are based solely on interviews with industry constituents who are pro plastic.

7 February 2024

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Enviros, scientists, health advocates, and farmers across U.S. call for action on PFAS and microplastics in wastewater treatment plants.
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Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Jared Huffman announced the reintroduction of the federal Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act.
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Vermont Governor Phil Scott vetoed a critical bill (H.158) that would have expanded and modernized the state’s Bottle Bill Program.
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Environmental advocates are in Washington, D.C. for the second annual Week of Action in support of strong federal legislation to protect communities and the planet from dangerous single-use plastics.
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The New York State Legislature officially adjourned without enacting the Packaging Reduction and Recycling Infrastructure Act, a critical policy that would have addressed the state’s growing waste crisis.
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) allows the fossil fuel industry to undermine plastics treaty negotiations process.
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The United Nations Environment Programme’s roadmap for reducing worldwide plastic pollution incorporates the consideration of “chemical conversion” technologies for plastic waste.
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