Chicago moves to ban all styrofoam and single-use plastics

More than 300 cities and 55 countries around the world have banned single-use plastics in an effort to reduce the millions of pounds of plastic trash clogging our lakes and oceans. Chicago could be next. Read the full story by Book Club Chicago.

State of Michigan sues 17 companies over PFAS contamination

The state of Michigan filed suit Tuesday against 3M, DuPont and 15 other companies on accusations of contaminating the state with dangerous PFAS chemicals — known as “forever chemicals” because they are so slow to break down in the environment. Read the full story by the Detroit Free Press.

Microplastics infiltrate the human food chain

The average American is believed to ingest hundreds of thousands of minuscule pieces of plastic every year, equivalent to about five grams of plastic each week, through the food we eat and the air we breathe. Read the full story by Downtown News Magazine.