'The EPA is proud to partner with CNMI in its pursuit of Zero Waste,' says EPA Pacific Southwest Regional Administrator Martha Guzman.
April 19, 2023
On April 18 and 19, CNMI’s Inter-island Solid Waste Task Force (ISWTF) conducted a Zero Waste Visioning Workshop during which attendees reviewed recent collection and survey data, then discussed and identified solid waste management priorities.
Alternatives to single use plastic like paper wrappers and compostable bowls can test higher for total fluorine, owing to water and grease repellents that contain PFAS.
April 5, 2023
Fibre-based moulded bowls, which are marketed as “compostable,” had PFAS levels three to 10 times higher than doughnut and pastry bags. PFAS are added to these bowls and bags as a water- and grease-repellent.