Beyond plastic

To spare birds, fish and other wildlife from the harm caused by plastic pollution, we’re raising our voices for a world with less single-use plastic products.

Maybe you’ve seen the video of a sea turtle with a plastic straw stuck in its nose, or the headlines about whales washing ashore with stomachs full of plastic. With so much plastic pollution floating in the ocean, it’s too easy for wildlife to mistake it for food — and too often, they pay the price with their lives. The good news is that more people, communities, states and companies are moving away from the single-use plastics we don’t even need. Because after all, nothing we use for a few minutes should pollute our environment and threaten wildlife for hundreds of years.

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Scientists have found plastic fragments in 44% of all seabird species, 43% of all marine mammal species and 100% of sea turtle species.

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Report, guides, events, experts for week of Earth Day, April 18-22, 2022

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Report, guides, events, experts for week of Earth Day, April 18-22, 2022

Given the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) most recent comprehensive report on the existential crisis of climate change, this year’s Earth Day (April 22), comes at a pivotal moment. In the week leading up to the event, Environment America, PIRG and their research and state partners are providing key resources for journalists to address many of the environmental issues currently facing the planet.

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Director of Media Relations, The Public Interest Network