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PennEnvironment Celebrates Implementation of Pittsburgh Bag Ban

Beyond plastic

PennEnvironment Celebrates Implementation of Pittsburgh Bag Ban

Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to litter our communities and pollute our environment for centuries. That’s why it’s been so exciting to see Pittsburgh’s ban on single-use plastic bags take shape. PennEnvironment has been proud to partner with city officials in this effort.

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PennEnvironment, Three Rivers Waterkeeper announce intent to sue Styropek USA to stop plastic pollution

Clean water

PennEnvironment, Three Rivers Waterkeeper announce intent to sue Styropek USA to stop plastic pollution

PennEnvironment and Three Rivers Waterkeeper announced Tuesday that they have sent a formal notice of intent to sue BVPV Styrenics LLC and its parent company, Styropek USA, Inc., for alleged violations of the federal Clean Water Act at their plastic manufacturing facility in Monaca, PA. The environmental groups allege the Styropek facility routinely discharges wastewater and stormwater that is illegally filled with the small plastic beads, called “nurdles,” that are manufactured at the plant.  

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