Capri Sun maker KRAFT tells kids to “Respect the Pouch,” in one of their ad campaigns. We’re asking KRAFT to “Respect the Planet” and stop trashing the Earth with unrecyclable packaging waste. Take action today!
Did you know that an estimated 1.4 billion Capri Sun pouches are landfilled or littered each year in the United States? Stacked end to end, that’s enough pouches to wrap around the Earth almost five times (121,527 miles). It’s nearly half-way to the moon!
Consumers across the country are visiting their local Walgreens store to ask them to protect us from toxic chemicals in everyday consumer products. New independent testing of products sold at Walgreens shows a variety of toxic chemicals including: hormone-disrupting chemicals in shower curtains and handbags, lead in pet chew toys and flame retardants. No thank-you!
On February 11, 2014 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published final Permitting Guidance for Hydraulic Fracturing Oil and Gas Activities Using Diesel. Clean Water Action has worked to ensure that the processes are in place to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) where diesel is used in hydraulic fracturing oil and gas drilling, and this was a positive step. We’re now urging EPA to move forward with a formal rulemaking process to make sure that proper permits can be issued in all states under SDWA’s Underground Injection Control Program, which is designed to protect underground sources of drinking water.
An Act for Healthy Families and Businesses, pending before the Massachusetts Legislature, will create a program to replace toxic chemicals in consumer products with safer alternatives wherever feasible. It builds upon the successful Toxics Use Reduction Act program, which has worked with businesses who use large volumes of hazardous chemicals for over 20 years to reduce their use and release of pollutants.