Reducing single-use plastic

Reducing single-use plastic

Reducing single-use plastic   The holiday season typically means there will be more group events with friends, family, and other loved ones. While this means there is more holiday spirit in the air, it also means there is more single use trash ending up in our...
#ClimathonVenice 2022

#ClimathonVenice 2022

#ClimathonVenice 2022   #ClimathonVenice 2022 has come to an end! Many thanks to all participants, speakers, the jury and the #venicecalls #team to the work we have done in the last months. Organizing a climathon is a real challenge, a journey of ups and downs,...
US Senate Testimony

US Senate Testimony

US Senate Testimony   Leading environmental, health, and industry representatives provided testimony in the US Senate on the impact and proposed solutions in dealing with plastic waste in a hearing this week.  If you missed it live, you can watch it now.   ...
Laundry Pods Are Plastic ?

Laundry Pods Are Plastic ?

Laundry Pods Are Plastic ?   Yup, laundry pods and even laundry sheets are made with polyvinyl alcohol, or PVA, a plastic that is said to be biodegradable, and even edible by some microorganisms.  But both claims are highly problematic, and PVA has emerged as a...
Single-use plastics in packaging and servingware

Single-use plastics in packaging and servingware

Single-use plastics in packaging and servingware   Single-use plastics in packaging and servingware make up to 40 – 50% of the plastic products fueling the global plastic waste crisis. But according to the UNEP and other environmental organizations, their...
Campaign Group Organizing Mtg

Campaign Group Organizing Mtg

Campaign Group Organizing Mtg   Are you interested in brainstorming the best ways to let Rotary Clubs know about “Project Refill and Reuse”?   This project is a powerful way for Clubs and Districts to eliminate single-use plastic and disposables at events,...
The Rotary Foundation’s the 7th Area of Focus 

The Rotary Foundation’s the 7th Area of Focus 

  The Rotary Foundation’s the 7th Area of Focus    In 2020 The Rotary Foundation Trustees and Rotary International Board of Directors unanimously approved adding a new Area of Focus: supporting the environment.   The AOFs help The Rotary...
COP 27

COP 27

Cop-out:  /ˈkäpˌout/    An informal phrase , according to Oxford Languages, meaning “an instance of avoiding a commitment or responsibility.”  While COP 27 made a historic decision to set up a new fund to help compensate low-income countries from climate change...
Plastic Solutions Social Hour

Plastic Solutions Social Hour

Plastic Solutions Social Hour   Join the leaders of Plastic Solutions for a casual, plastic-waste-obsessed social .5 hour on Wednesday Nov 30, 11 am CST (5 pm UTC) on Zoom!  Let’s get to know each other and chat!   The objective is social – but...
Plastic Toys

Plastic Toys

Plastic Toys   Toys are meant to make children happy and put smiles on their faces; by understanding what toys are made of, we can aim to rid children’s toys of toxic chemicals and carcinogens and instead replace them with toys that keep children happy inside and...

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