How To Fight Coronawashing
The EPA’s latest move exempting corporations from environmental oversight is just one in a string of waiver requests from petrochemical, mining, plastic, and shipping industries. Are these reasonable requests – or coronawashing?
Can You Avoid Plastic Pollution In A Pandemic?
Last week, my husband unloaded eight paper shopping bags filled with plastic-wrapped food. After decades working on sustainability – and the last four years focused on single-use plastic, including a TEDx talk last year and another in 2017 – the sight made me physically ill. This is the third week of shelter in place for most of the country, including Los Angeles, where I live. And while most of us spent the time battling alternating bouts of terror and boredom, the plastics industry was in attack mode. As the New York Times described, “The plastic bag industry, battered by a wave of bans nationwide, is using the coronavirus crisis to try…