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Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples

Study finds microplastics in 93% of bottled water samples | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Clearly, it's not just the bottles themselves that are the problem...
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Visa Commits To 100% Renewables By End Of 2019

Visa Commits To 100% Renewables By End Of 2019 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Visa has announced a new commitment to use 100% renewable energy across its global operations by the end of 2019. As part of this commitment, announced in conjunction with this week’s Climate Leadership Conference in Denver, Visa is joining the RE100 initiative, a collaborative, global platform developed by The Climate Group in partnership with CDP …
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UK carbon emissions levels same as in 1890

UK carbon emissions levels same as in 1890 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Ditching coal has brought the country a long way. Now they have to tackle transportation too.
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U.N. Chief Picks a Very Rich New Yorker (Not Named Trump) for Climate Job - The New York Times

U.N. Chief Picks a Very Rich New Yorker (Not Named Trump) for Climate Job - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
António Guterres has appointed Michael R. Bloomberg, the former New York mayor, to be his special envoy for climate action.
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Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year

Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Lego has announced that its first brick pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale later this year. Production has started on the sustainable pieces, which include “botanical elements” like leaves, bushes, and trees.
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Taiwan promises to ban all single-use plastics by 2030

Taiwan promises to ban all single-use plastics by 2030 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Finally, one nation is taking firm, clear action toward going plastic-free.
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The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar

The US Could Supply 80 Percent of Its Energy with Wind and Solar | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
It would require an infrastructure overhaul costing hundreds of billions—if not trillions—of dollars, but technically speaking, it’s possible.
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General Motors Boasts 142 Landfill Free Facilities

General Motors Boasts 142 Landfill Free Facilities | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
General Motors has expanded is landfill-free program to 27 newly certified facilities, with all manufacturing plants in Canada, Mexico and South America reusing, recycling, or converting to energy all waste from their daily operations. “To us, waste is simply a
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Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle - The New York Times

Dutch Supermarket Introduces Plastic-Free Aisle - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
The initiative, part of a global push to fight waste, saw about 700 products packaged in compostable materials or in glass, metal or cardboard.
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Mushroom-beef burgers from Sodexo, Sonic are cutting calories and emissions

Mushroom-beef burgers from Sodexo, Sonic are cutting calories and emissions | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Replacing just 30 percent of the meat in these blended recipes could help cut up to 10.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually.
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When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think

When Will Renewables Become The Dominant Source Of Energy? It May Be Sooner Than You Think | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Renewable sources of energy are expected to reach grid parity with fossil fuels by 2025 in the US, three years after China, as technology costs continue to fall. A standardized carbon price would bring huge amounts of investment from the oil and gas majors that would boost efficiency and innovation.
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No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020

No More Dunkin’ those Donuts in Foam Cups, Come 2020 | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Dunkin’ Donuts plans to begin phasing out polystyrene foam cups beginning this spring, hoping to have completely eliminated polystyrene cups from its global supply chain by 2020.
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EcoPlum Business Gifts Refreshes With Custom S’well Bottles

EcoPlum Business Gifts Refreshes With Custom S’well Bottles | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
                NEW YORK, NY, January 25, 2018—Today EcoPlum®, a sustainable promotional products and e-commerce company, introduces Custom S’well and S’ip by S
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Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times

Hotter, Drier, Hungrier: How Global Warming Punishes the World’s Poorest - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A series of droughts with little recovery time in the intervals has pushed millions to the edge of survival in the Horn of Africa.
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Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia | Sustainable Brands

Coke, Dow, Kimberly-Clark Join Coalition to Tackle Ocean Plastics in SE Asia | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Corporate action to tackle the mounting problem of ocean plastics is on the rise with new commitments and cross-industry initiatives cropping up regularly. Kimberly-Clark, The Coca-Cola Company and The Dow Chemical Company are the latest to double down on their efforts to drive impact, joining Closed Loop Partners’ Closed Loop Ocean initiative, which seeks to develop a new funding mechanism to prevent plastic from leaking into the world’s oceans.
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600 Companies, More Senior Executives Commit to Sustainability Policies

600 Companies, More Senior Executives Commit to Sustainability Policies | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Nearly two thirds of the more than 600 companies covered intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  
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California gets serious in the fight against plastic microfibers

California gets serious in the fight against plastic microfibers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
New legislation would require polyester clothing to have a label warning about shedding in the wash.
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There’s a Great Future in Plastics. Just Not the One We Thought. –

There’s a Great Future in Plastics. Just Not the One We Thought. – | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
Plastic was modern. It was convenient. It accelerated industrial creativity. “There’s a great future in plastics.” We’ve referenced that movie quote before in an earlier article, “The Plastic Invasion,” which provides background on our plastic problem and collaborative efforts to address it through an initiative called The New Plastics Economy.
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In a Gamble to Make Climate Change a Political Win, a Governor Pursues a Carbon Tax - The New York Times

In a Gamble to Make Climate Change a Political Win, a Governor Pursues a Carbon Tax - The New York Times | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
A statehouse vote was canceled, but Gov. Jay Inslee is making climate a central plank in his political platform, perhaps ahead of a 2020 presidential run.
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Church of England urges parishioners to give up plastic for Lent

Church of England urges parishioners to give up plastic for Lent | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
"This Lent let's give ocean creatures a better chance to renew themselves, free of our trash!" –Church of England’s Diocese of London
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Over 100 Global Cities Get Majority of Electricity from Renewables

Over 100 Global Cities Get Majority of Electricity from Renewables | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
CDP's newest report looks at 100 global cities that have made (or are making) the transition to 100% renewable energy.
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Study finds BPA in 86% of teenagers

Study finds BPA in 86% of teenagers | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
And that was after one week of avoiding foods that may have come into contact with the notorious hormone-disrupting chemical!
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Clean Energy Jobs Now Outnumber Coal, Gas Jobs in 30 US States | Sustainable Brands

Clean Energy Jobs Now Outnumber Coal, Gas Jobs in 30 US States | Sustainable Brands | The EcoPlum Daily | Scoop.it
In case there was still any doubt that fossil fuels are on the decline, new analysis from the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) confirms it: wind and solar energy jobs now outnumber coal and gas jobs in 30 states. In addition to providing local jobs, EDF finds that the clean energy and sustainability economy also pays higher than average wages and offers individuals numerous career and educational pathways.
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