Recent Highlights


October 23rd, 2020

Texas’ failure to ban plastic bags is stressing the environment. Jennie points out that where bans have been adopted, they have been very effective and a gateway to legislation regulating other types of plastic. 

July 16th, 2020


“Food delivery platforms have the opportunity to reduce the amount of plastic entering our homes while at the same time saving businesses money by moving to an opt-in system for these items," Jennie reports.


June 9th, 2020

Concerns about the potential for spreading the new coronavirus spurred at least four states and many municipalities to stall or suspend plastic bag regulations. WasteDive takes a look with Jennie's insight.

December 27, 2019

Minneapolis and Duluth recently entered the fray of U.S. cities either imposing plastic bag fees, or adopting outright bans. Expert Jennie Romer says they could lead to more statewide laws.

August 27th, 2019

Do plastic bag taxes or bans curb waste? 400 cities and states tried it out. And will it work for plastic straws? Vox looks at the nation’s most intriguing experiments in local policy.

August 15th 2019

Planet or plastic? See the complicated landscape of plastic bans in the U.S.

May 26th, 2020

For a while, it looked like 2020 would be a turning point in the war against single-use plastics ... then the coronavirus pandemic hit. “We had so much momentum going into this,” says Jennie Romer; read more in this special report. 

May 13th, 2020

As COVID-19 brings about a landmark international health crisis, VICE interviews Jennie on COVID-19's unexpected plastic waste impact.

March 3rd, 2020

In this new cultural feature, Jennie Romer and Rolling Stone talk about how big oil and big soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades.

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