Stories tagged: plastic
Fri., April 26, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
If this plastic bag gets into the ocean, an animal like a turtle or shark might mistake it for a jellyfish they want to eat and the bag will get …
Tue., March 5, 2019, 2:46 p.m.
Chocolate, alcohol and Twitter are some of the popular indulgences many Christians give up during the period of Lent leading up to Easter. But this year, some churches are encouraging …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 6:17 a.m.
Customers would pay most of the costs of paper replacements for a plastic bag ban, under a Senate proposal.
Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
Central Washington Recycling will stop accepting aluminum, tin and plastic products Feb. 1.
Tue., Nov. 20, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
A dead whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia had a large lump of plastic waste in its stomach, including drinking cups, bottles and flip-flops, a park official said Tuesday, …
Sun., Oct. 7, 2018
On the concrete floor of Inland Empire Paper sat a 1,500-pound bale of waste paper ready to be recycled into new paper. The bale came from a modern single-stream recycling …
UPDATED: Mon., July 9, 2018, 9:04 p.m.
The Seattle megachain of coffee shops has begun to stop offering plastic straws and is providing recyclable strawless lids at locations in Washington and Oregon. That includes a downtown Spokane …
Mon., July 9, 2018, 7:55 a.m.
Starbucks says it will become the largest food and beverage retailer to commit to eliminating plastic straws, a change it says it will complete by 2020.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
Public awareness of the problem of plastic waste is swelling after alarming forecasts that there could be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plus the shocking images …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Dozens of restaurants and others in Seattle are joining an effort this month to drop plastic straws to curb plastic pollution.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:08 p.m.
More than 9 billion tons of plastic has been produced since 1950, and the vast majority of it is still around.
Fri., April 29, 2016, 3:15 p.m.
Tacoma’s proposed disposable bag ban is moving forward with allowances to keep low-income households from being nickeled every time they go to the grocery store.
Mon., May 5, 2014
My household accumulates quite a number of plastic shopping bags. Most come home with me from the grocery store. I use them to line the little garbage pail that sits …