Plastic

Used plastic bottles for recycling.
Mike Colgan
February 26, 2020 - 11:58 am
Most plastic can’t be recycled, because of food, garbage or other waste still on the container. However, some San Jose city councilmembers are now lobbying to build a plant that can handle those dirty plastics.
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Oakland Zoo Replaces Plastic Food Containers
Matt Bigler / KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
February 13, 2020 - 2:10 pm
The Oakland Zoo said it will get rid of all single-use plastic containers and replace them with aluminum products.
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Pacific Ocean Plastics Pollution
Keith Menconi
October 04, 2019 - 2:03 pm
Each year, 7 trillion pieces of microplastic flow from Bay Area cities into creeks and storm drains and then out into the San Francisco Bay itself.
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Santa Cruz passed a landmark ban on some products in small plastic packaging.
Jennifer Hodges/KCBS Radio
Jennifer Hodges
November 21, 2018 - 11:08 am
Santa Cruz County has passed a landmark ordinance banning single-use plastics, such as shampoo and lotion, within the tourism industry.
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Seagull Caught In Plastic
July 25, 2018 - 4:38 pm
Each year there's about 8.8 Million tons of plastic trash that ends up in the ocean. This Plastic waste is causing problems w/ the eco-system endangering wildlife, polluting the water and causing a big health risk for all who live on Earth. Doing 1THING as a family to help the environment fight...
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 In this June 16, 2018 file photo, American Airlines aircrafts are seen at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport in Grapevine, Texas. American Airlines says it will stop using plastic straws and drink stirs and replace them with biodegradable alternativ
(Photo credit: AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
July 16, 2018 - 12:52 pm
American said Tuesday that starting this month in its airport lounges it will serve drinks with straw and wood stir sticks and begin moving to what it called eco-friendly flatware...
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Plastic Bottles
July 12, 2018 - 9:08 am
This almost 40 foot work of art in Belgium is cool looking and scary at the same time. It's making a BIG STATEMENT regarding Plastic Pollution that has invaded our oceans / waterways Big Time! There are whales and other water life coming up on shores filled w/ plastic and trash. Plastic Pollution...
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In this June 19, 2018 photo, paper straws sit at Duke Moscrip, owner of Duke's Restaurants, bar at his restaurant in Seattle. Businesses that sell food or drinks won’t be allowed to offer the plastic items under a rule that went into effect Sunday, July 1
(Photo credit: Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)
July 02, 2018 - 12:43 pm
Seattle is believed to be the first major U.S. city to ban single-use plastic straws and utensils in food service. Proposals to ban plastic straws are being considered in other cities, including New York and San Francisco...
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Aquarium
(Photo by Xinhua/Sipa USA)
Holly Quan
July 10, 2017 - 10:00 am
Nearly 20 aquariums nationwide have pledged to phase out plastic items, such as straws and bottles, in an effort to save the world’s oceans.
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