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Identify the Problem to Find the Solution: UNEA 4 and Re-Framing the Plastic Issue

by Grace Smith, Geneva-based intern | March 4, 2019

From March 11th to 15th, Ministers of the Environment from 193 countries will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with the potential to propel our society into a new era of sustainability. UNEA, the official governing body of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the highest-level governing body […]

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News

Reusables can be used safely: Over 115 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

by Nina Schrank | June 23, 2020

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic in the age of COVID-19? During these stressful times, we must listen to science not industry lobbyists. The oil and plastics industry wants you to […]

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20 Years of Government Responses to the Global Plastic Pollution Problem

by admin | June 8, 2020

Plastic pollution in the ocean is a global problem that requires cooperation from a wide range of groups (e.g., governments, producers, consumers, researchers, civil society). However, by virtue of their core regulatory powers, governments have a critical role to play in helping to solve this problem. This study aims to synthesize the policy response of […]

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Member Stories, News

Southeast Asia Doesn’t Want to Be the World’s Dumping Ground. Here’s How Some Countries Are Pushing Back

by Hillary Leung | June 6, 2019

The global trash trade has reached a turning point; wealthier nations have long shipped their plastic waste to the developing world to be processed, but in recent months, some nations in Southeast Asia have begun sending the exports — much of it contaminated plastic and trash that is unrecyclable — back to where it came […]

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Member Stories, News, Oil and gas

How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste

by Dominique Mosbergen | May 22, 2019

When President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act into law last October, he painted a grim picture of just how dire marine plastic pollution had become. “Every year, over 8 million tons of garbage is dumped into our oceans,” he declared. “This waste, trash and debris harms not only marine life, but […]

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