A stunning new report from Oceana compiles all the known harms done by plastic to sea mammals and turtles in U.S. waters since 2009. Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources contributed to findings that were released Thursday.
The Georgia Water Coalition has worked around COVID-19 to formally recognize Fulton County for its first-in-the state restriction on single-use plastics at county-owned facilities.
Metro Atlanta’s homegrown versions of teen climate activist Greta Thunberg appeared Tuesday at Atlanta City Hall to speak in favor of legislation aimed at curbing single use plastic bags, straws and other such items at Atlanta’s airport and other city-owned facilities.
Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners has banned the use of most disposable plastic food packaging in the county’s facilities. The ban is to be phased in and take effect Jan. 1, 2020. It also declares humans could be harmed by particles of plastics.