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By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – In June, the town of Surfside - with a population under 6,000 and sits just above Miami Beach - unanimously passed a ban of most single-use plastics. Now after threats from...
By Jai-Leen James, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA – Biscayne Bay is in danger of losing an entire ecosystem, according to a Miami-Dade County grand jury report last week. Grand jurors described the situation as “a tipping point.” There are...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Since 2014, China's Sponge City initiative has been in place but the funding is set to end in 2020. It requires that eighty percent or more of all urban areas...
By Theresa Pinto M.S., Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) published their ‘Plastic and Climate’ report in May of this year. The Center performed a lifecycle assessment of global plastics, from drilling for...
By Lise Alves, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has announced last week it will ban single-use plastics by the beginning of 2021. The ban is expected to reduce by three million tons the amount...
By Theresa Pinto, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - Carnival Corporation CEO Arnold Donald, in an unprecedented move on Monday, June 3rd, plead guilty to violations of probation for an environmental criminal conviction stemming back to 2016. Donald, along with...
By Mike S Payton, Contributing Reporter MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA - The City of Miami Beach launched the #PlasticFreeMB education and certification program on November 13th to showcase and empower businesses that have taken the action to reduce single-use plastics within...
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