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Zero Waste PA

In Pennsylvania, like all of America, we have a “stuff” problem. We are encouraged to make, use and toss at the greatest possible speed.  That includes items we use once — products such as plastic grocery bags, polystyrene takeout containers, plastic straws and disposable bottles — as well as items we rely on to keep our lives running — such as cell phones, computers and other electronics. But they all share one thing in common: when we’re done with them, there are few easy, affordable, accessible options other than just throwing them away. Only, there is no “away.”

Zero Waste PA

In Pennsylvania, like all of America, we have a “stuff” problem. We are encouraged to make, use and toss at the greatest possible speed.  That includes items we use once — products such as plastic grocery bags, polystyrene takeout containers, plastic straws and disposable bottles — as well as items we rely on to keep our lives running — such as cell phones, computers and other electronics. But they all share one thing in common: when we’re done with them, there are few easy, affordable, accessible options other than just throwing them away. Only, there is no “away.”

Work that puts the planet first

The damage we're doing to the earth is both unsustainable and infuriating. Climate change is speeding up. Plastic pollution is piling up. There's even evidence that global deforestation is spreading diseases like COVID-19. But solutions to these problems are all around us, practically begging us to adopt them: solar and wind power, electric cars and buses, more walkable and “bikeable” cities, sustainable alternatives to harmful single-use plastics, more protections for wild places and wildlife, and on and on.

Wildlife Over Waste

Every day, people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic “stuff.” Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam (the stuff most of us call Styrofoam), which never fully degrades. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries.

Wildlife Over Waste

Every day people are throwing away tons of single-use cups, containers and other plastic “stuff.” Among the worst forms of plastic pollution is polystyrene foam (the stuff most of us call Styrofoam), which never fully degrades. Nothing we use for a few minutes should be allowed to pollute our oceans and rivers and threaten wildlife for centuries. That’s why we’re calling on state leaders to ban take-out foam cups and containers.

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Trouble in the Air

Trouble in the Air

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Trash in America

The United States produces too much waste.

The Great American Outdoors Act

From the Grand Canyon to local hiking trails, our public lands are a big part of what makes this country so great. These wild forests, mountains, lakes and prairies are home to important ecosystems and wildlife. They’re where we go to spend time outdoors with our families and friends to hike, bike, fish and see wildlife.
For most Americans, the idea that we’ve found some places so special, sacred even, that we made sure they would be protected forever, is one of our proudest achievements. And with the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF), we’ve been able to do just that.

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