Styrofoam Pollution and the Ocean
July 13, 2018

By Mary Luna, Coastal and Marine Scientist, Heal the Bay During my student days I used to drive from downtown Los Angeles to Santa Monica for a relaxing run on the sand. I’ve always found the shoreline a peaceful place. …

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Reduce Plastic Pollution: AB 1884
July 2, 2018

By California Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon (D-Whittier), author of Assembly Bill 1884, which calls upon dine-in, full service restaurants to have a straws-upon-request policy. The California Coastal Commission has recorded roughly 835,425 plastic straws and stirrers collected between 1988 …

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A Spotlight on The Clothing Industry and Its Impact on Our Oceans
June 26, 2018

By Meghan Stirpe, an environmental advocacy researcher within the fashion and textile industry Much of the global public is aware that plastic is an enemy to our oceans. We’ve heard about the dangers of exfoliating microbeads — in fact, the …

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The Waterfront Alliance Conference: Cities on the Edge
May 14, 2018

By Sandra Whitehouse, Chief Scientific Officer (Consultant), AltaSea The Waterfront Alliance Conference: Cities on the Edge was held in New York City on May 8th and attended by over 600 people. The panel I spoke about AltaSea was titled: Ready …

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