Field Notes

5 Key Takeaways from California's New Plastic Pollution and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act
5 Key Takeaways from California's New Plastic Pollution and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act
On June 30, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a sweeping bill into law that takes aim at plastic pollution and packaging in the Golden State. Senate Bill 54, a.k.a. the Plastic Pollution Prevention and Packaging Producer Responsibility Act, is arguably the most aggressive legislation in the country aimed at curtailing...
Chris Mauro • Jul 12, 2022
Bravo! Canada Just Declared War on Single-Use-Plastics
Bravo! Canada Just Declared War on Single-Use-Plastics
Canada just dropped a bomb on single-use-plastic purveyors. The government just announced they're banning the importation and production of plastic bags and Styrofoam takeout containers by the end of 2022, their sale by the end of 2023, and their export by the end of 2025. "We promised Canadians we would...
Chris Mauro • Jun 21, 2022
Why The Moonshot of Ocean Cleanup Efforts Should Be Fixing the Philippines
Why The Moonshot of Ocean Cleanup Efforts Should Be Fixing the Philippines
In our fight to rid the world's oceans of plastic pollution a huge and obvious first phase is grasping where the vast majority of the waste leakage is coming from and why. For that very reason, it's high time we pay attention to what's happening in the Philippines. While we've...
Chris Mauro • Jun 17, 2022
C'mon Man! 10 Years to Phase Out Single Use Plastics in our National Parks? Sorry! Not Good Enough
C'mon Man! 10 Years to Phase Out Single Use Plastics in our National Parks? Sorry! Not Good Enough
Last Wednesday Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland announced the sale of single use plastic water bottles and other products will be phased out of the National Parks and public lands by 2032. Naturally, we welcome the spirit of this move. Order No. 3047 is part of a department wide...
Chris Mauro • Jun 14, 2022
Finding Your Good is Now Easier Thanks to Outside Inc
Finding Your Good is Now Easier Thanks to Outside Inc
Cold Fact: life is better when you live with purpose.  Cold Fact 2: there's no better purpose than helping others.  Cold Fact 3: there are great ways to support groups you align with.  This is why Outside Inc.'s has just launched Find Your Good, a reference guide for their global audience of some 80...
Chris Mauro • Jun 10, 2022
Our Livable List of Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint
Our Livable List of Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Footprint
If you're remotely interested in reducing your plastic waste, you needn't look far for inspiration. The amount of tips and tricks are endless, and everywhere. Google the question and you'll be stuck scrolling through thousands of Top 10 lists dating back years. Assuming you don't have time to sift through...
Chris Mauro • Jun 07, 2022