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News, Plastic Policies

Nearly Half of Starbucks Shareholders Support As You Sow Proposal on Reusable Drinking Containers and Recycling Goals

by admin | March 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Stefanie Spear,, 216-387-1609 Oakland, CA—March 27, 2019—Nearly half of Starbucks’ shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting last week supported an As You Sow resolution to develop aggressive plans to meet packaging reuse and recycling goals. The 44.5% vote in favor represents $21 billion of investor support, far exceeding a similar […]


News, Press Release

Philippines to the World: We are Not Your Dumping Ground

by admin | January 14, 2019

Container vans containing misdeclared mixed wastes from South Korea are set to be repatriated by the Bureau of Customs today, 13 January 2019, from Misamis Oriental, The Philippines. A total of 51 container vans will be sent back to South Korea, and is just part of the xx trash-filled container vans illegally sent by Verde […]


Member Stories, News

Exxon, you’re not listening to Portland, Texas

by admin | September 18, 2018

Written by Errol Summerlin of Portland Citizens United. Article originally posted in Caller Times. Remember all the billboards Exxon had on display?  “We’re listening,” they said. Residents of Portland, the City Council, and the school board told them the location was too near schools and neighborhoods; they didn’t listen, choosing their own interests over ours. We told […]


Member Stories

Member in Spotlight – Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | October 6, 2021

Hello, my name is Sofia, I am a head of the Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine, which is based in, you will never guess -  in Ukraine! At the moment, the Alliance consists of 3 founding  organisations - Zero Waste Lviv (Lviv, Ukraine), Zero Waste Society (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Zero Waste Kharkiv (Kharkiv, Ukraine). I co-founded the Alliance back in 2018, and I love the story of how we got together and created this union.