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Graham Forbes

by admin | January 4, 2020

Global Project Leader at Greenpeace

Graham Forbes leads Greenpeace’s global plastics campaign that aims to stem the flow of plastic pollution into our oceans, waterways and communities by empowering people to hold corporations accountable. He has over 15 years of experience leading successful campaigns on environmental, human rights, labor and social justice issues. Beginning his career as a union organizer […]

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Member Stories, News

The #ReuseRevolution is the answer to the plastics crisis

by Graham Forbes | October 16, 2019

Plastic pollution is everywhere. Starting as toxic fossil fuels, then ending up from beaches in Southeast Asia to the remote Antarctic, corporate throwaway culture is harming communities, animals like turtles and seabirds and possibly human health. In response to this global environmental crisis, a growing movement—the Reuse Revolution—is already finding real and innovative solutions focused […]

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News, Press Release

Greenpeace report exposes how multinationals are pretending to solve the plastic crisis

by Greenpeace | October 9, 2019

Washington DC, United States – A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions,” warns consumers to be skeptical of the so-called solutions announced by multinational corporations to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. These false solutions, such as switching to paper or ‘bioplastics’ or embracing […]

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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global “brand audit” actions

by Jed Alegado | September 21, 2019

#BrandAudit2019 to highlight the power of citizens in holding corporate plastic polluters accountable (September 21, 2019) — On World Cleanup Day today, Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good, is highlighting the power of citizen action to hold corporate polluters accountable for the plastic pollution crisis.   Through its […]

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News, Press Release

Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

by admin | May 15, 2019

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of […]

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