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Japan’s plastic waste exports – and how to slow them down

by Devayani Khare and Pui Yi Wong | September 23, 2022

Japan has long been Asia’s biggest plastic packaging waste producer. Often lauding Japan for its comprehensive waste management system and clean environment, the international media has turned a blind eye to its continued waste exports to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Globally, the enforcement of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments has been […]

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Ahead of a Winter Energy Crisis, the EU Needs to Cut Plastic Production

by admin | September 23, 2022

New report reveals the urgency to cut plastic production to reduce the European Union’s dependence on fossil fuels and Russian oil and gas BRUSSELS – As the EU faces a looming gas shortage, EU countries are looking to consumers to shoulder the brunt of reductions and are pursuing deals to secure new fossil fuel supplies. At […]

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CMA CGM Group Urged to Abandon Plastic Bricks, Support Plastic Bans and Zero Waste Systems Instead

by admin | September 23, 2022

Manila – The Break Free From Plastic movement calls out the shipping company CMA CGM Group for taking one step forward, two steps back in their latest decision to invest in downcycling projects to address plastic pollution. On 15 September 2022, CMA CGM renewed their three-year partnership with the Plastic Flamingo (PLAF) to continue production […]

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To Stop Plastic Pollution, Single-use Plastics Production Must Stop

by admin | September 22, 2022

Environment activists in Asia call for real solutions to plastic pollution in a demonstration during the 7th International Marine Debris Conference Busan, South Korea— As governments, industry, academe, civil society and other stakeholders gather for the 7th International Marine Debris Conference (7IMDC, September 18-23, 2022), the global #breakfreefromplastic movement highlights the need to significantly reduce […]

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More Than 200 Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Federal Plastic Burning Legislation

by Brett Nadrich | September 20, 2022

For Immediate Release – September 19, 2022 More Than 200 Organizations Urge Congress to Reject Federal Plastic Burning Legislation Advocates warn Congress that industry-sponsored “advanced recycling” legislation will imperil public health and perpetuate the global plastic pollution crisis WASHINGTON – A coalition of more than 200 organizations from around the United States submitted letters to […]

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