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Asian Development Bank Asked to Stop Funding Fake Climate Solutions

by admin | May 5, 2021

Cebu City, Philippines – As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) convenes for its 54th Annual Meeting with the theme “Collaboration for Resilient and Green Recovery,” environment and climate activists and informal waste pickers in Cebu, Philippines affiliated under Sanlakas, No Burn Pilipinas, and EcoWaste Coalition staged a symbolic wreath laying protest action in the controversial and foreclosed Barangay Inayawan Sanitary Landfill to demand the withdrawal of ADB on all WtE incinerator projects in the city.

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Paryavaran Mitra Demands Indian Government to Formalize Gujarati Waste Picking, Provide Workers Adequate Livelihood and Benefit

by Julian Cirineo | May 5, 2021

Waste pickers in India are an integral part of the healthcare and sanitation sector, yet are largely unrecognized by the very systems they support. In the state of Gujarat, #breakfreefromplastic member Paryavaran Mitra, an environmental organization that aims to increase public participation in government decision-making, is appealing to authorities to acknowledge the essential role waste pickers have in keeping the environment clean and safe, especially as COVID-19 continues to spread. The group is demanding that the government provide waste pickers livelihood and policies that will help protect them.

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Members in the Spotlight: Global 2000

by Lys Mehou-loko | May 3, 2021

Q1 – Please introduce yourself(-ves) and your organisation? GLOBAL 2000 is an independent environmental protection organisation in Austria based in Vienna. It all started in 1982, when six activists took an environmental study of the time, the first environmental report in history called “Global 2000”, as a model and began to shape Austria’s environmental policy. […]

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“What We Waste” Report: Top Asian Countries With Sharpest Decline Of Market Share Of Refillables In The Beverage Industry Identified In Landmark Global Report

by admin | April 29, 2021

MANILA/JAKARTA/BANGKOK/NEW DELHI (April 29, 2021) --- Single-use beverage containers are rapidly displacing refillable systems in many parts of the world and resulting in massive increases in wastage and pollution, according to a new landmark report by international non-profit organisation Reloop[1},  which was released in a media briefing together with Changing Markets and #breakfreefromplastic. 

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Guilt and frustration sometimes lead to positive change

by Carol Dale | April 28, 2021

  Nine of us took part in a household audit of plastic waste. We were a group of neighbours and friends, many of us living alone or with one other person. All of us used supermarkets to do some of our shopping. We knew that plastic was damaging the environment and we’re trying — in […]

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