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Environmental Activists Protest Unilever’s Massive Plastic Sachet Waste Problem

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

JAKARTA (15 June 2022) – Environmental activists have gathered outside the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Convention Center on Wednesday (June 15), where PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk is having its 2022 annual shareholders meeting, to urge the company to quit sachets. Members of the Alliance for Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) brought mannequins dressed up in Unilever-branded […]

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Celebrating Zero Waste in Asia Pacific

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | March 10, 2021

As governments plan for the post-pandemic transition, the need to build more sustainable local economies, strengthen public health, and use resources efficiently is necessary now more than ever. Overwhelming evidence of the throwaway culture has shown that we must reevaluate how we handle our waste management systems, especially during such times of global upheaval where ordinary environmental health efforts cannot address the demands of the current situation.

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Zero Waste Cities of Southeast Asia

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | February 11, 2021

Polluted beaches, plastic-clogged rivers, and marine animals washed up on shore with plastics found on their stomachs - these are just some of the pictures depicting the grim reality on the shores of Southeast Asia. Since 2015, Southeast Asia has been considered the world’s worst marine plastic polluter. Five countries (Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and Malaysia) ranked as part of the top ten countries polluting the oceans and seas with plastics and other wastes.

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