Stories tagged: plastic
Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
Oregon may soon allow customers to bring their own reusable food containers to grocery stores and restaurants in an effort to curb plastic waste.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 11:26 a.m.
Marriott International, the world’s largest hotel chain, said Wednesday it will eliminate small plastic bottles of shampoo, conditioner and bath gel from its hotel rooms worldwide by December 2020.
Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:19 p.m.
The toy maker said Tuesday that all its packaging for new products will be mostly plastic free by the end of 2022. It plans to stop using plastic bags, elastic …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 14, 2019, 7 p.m.
Scientists say tiny bits of plastic are being sucked into the atmosphere and carried thousands of miles to some of the remotest corners of the planet.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Coke will start selling canned Dasani in the U.S. Northeast next month, with plans to expand the product to other parts of the country in 2020.
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage.
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 …