Benevolent Bling

Online Jewelry Retailer Takes Steps to Reduce Harmful Plastic Pollution

Sarasota's Ornata Jewelry partners with TerraCycle recycling program to help eliminate unnecessary waste.

11/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Last Straw

What You Need to Know About Sarasota’s City Ordinance Banning Plastic Straws and Polystyrene

Sidewalk café businesses must begin following the ordinance on Jan. 1, 2020; for those who hold special event permits the ban begins on Aug. 19, 2020; and for those who lease city-owned land on the date their lease renews.

10/01/2019 By Megan McDonald

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

07/22/2019 By Megan McDonald

Environment

City to Begin Rolling Out New Single-Stream Recycling Service

The City of Sarasota will soon begin delivering new recycling carts for residents as it launches its single-stream collection service.

03/01/2019 By Staff

Wax On

Half Moon Wax Wraps Offer an Environmentally Friendly Alternative to Plastic Wrap

Maggie Hughes wants consumers to replace commonly used cling film with her eco-friendly, antibacterial, compostable alternative.

08/30/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Coffee

Starbucks to Eliminate Use of Plastic Straws By 2020

The move will cut the use of plastic straws by 1 billion each year.

07/10/2018 By Staff

Environment

New Campaign Encourages Locals to 'Skip the Straw'

Skip the Straw Suncoast is a new campaign created to eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws and food containers.

05/14/2018 By Staff

The Plastics

How to Cut Back on Plastic Use

Start with the "bad five."

04/20/2018 By Megan McDonald