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July 6, 2020
The 411 on Film Plastic Recycling in Santa Barbara
Plastic film – also known as plastic film packaging – is soft, lightweight polyethylene packaging used for grocery, bread, zip-lock, and dry-cleaning bags. It’s also used as a wrapper around products such as paper plates, napkins, bathroom tissue, and diapers. Many recyclers don’t accept film plastics because the material is often contaminated or torn in […]Read more
June 15, 2020
Plastic in the Time of Pandemic
It’s ubiquitous—found in the deepest recesses of the Mariana Trench, the bellies of fish, the air we breathe, and our blood. Plastic pollution in all its forms is a mounting global concern, but it appears to have taken a backseat during the COVID-19 pandemic. Plastic production worldwide has quadrupled in the past four decades, according to […]Read more
June 4, 2020
Backroom Deal Could Saddle Santa Barbara with Dirty Desal for 40 Years
Last week Channelkeeper noticed an item on the consent agenda for the Santa Barbara City Council’s June 2, 2020 meeting which would have serious implications for the future of our city and its long-term impact on the environment. The City was preparing to sign a contract with the State Department of Water Resources for a […]Read more