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Dangerous and unnecessary: New report finds we shouldn’t mine the deep sea

Oceans

Dangerous and unnecessary: New report finds we shouldn’t mine the deep sea

LOS ANGELES -- According to a new report released Tuesday, we do not need destructive deep-sea mining operations to meet our critical mineral needs -- even with California’s ambitious goal to reach 100% clean energy by 2045. In fact, the world trashes more copper and cobalt – metals used to build clean energy technologies – in our electronic waste than would likely be extracted each year from the central Pacific through at least 2035, underscoring the importance of California’s Right to Repair Act, which will go into effect July 1.

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NEW REPORT: Innovative companies show how to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Beyond plastic

NEW REPORT: Innovative companies show how to eliminate single-use plastic packaging

Leading up to Earth Day, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Environment America Research & Policy Center and Frontier Group are releasing a new report, Refill, Return, Reimagine: Innovative Solutions to Reduce Wasteful Packaging, that explains no-waste and low-waste business models, shares case studies and demonstrates ways to reimagine our relationship with plastic.

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