Laura Copan

Creative Writer/Editor

About Laura Copan

Laura is a senior creative writer and editor with a passion for environmental sustainability. Specialties include screenwriting, comedy writing, ghostwriting, memoir writing, and environmental sustainability content. Experience in producing and directing short films, line & developmental editing, self-publishing, and event coordination. Demonstrated history of working for inclusion and diversity in higher education. Passion for travel, environmental sustainability, and basic human kindness!

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Posts by Laura Copan

Plastic Bags

Can You Recycle Plastic Bags? (Explained & Solved!)

Americans go through an inconceivable number of plastic bags per year: 100 billion. This requires about 12 million barrels of oil! Plastic harms human health and the environment, plus all that waste adds up in landfills, as incinerated trash, and… read more

Styrofoam Waste

Can You Recycle Styrofoam? (Explained & Solved!)

In 2018, the U.S. produced 292.4 million tons of solid waste, but only 69 million tons of materials were recycled that same year. The problem is because of single-use products made with components such as styrofoam, which are tossed as… read more


How to Reduce Use of Plastic? (20 Helpful Tips)

Plastic seems to be inescapable these days – it’s hard to believe that before the 1960s, it wasn’t widely used! Of course, plastic is a useful material that’s sturdy and easy to clean – but often it’s just not needed,… read more