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Newly launched Plastic Atlas Asia edition provides an Asia-focused overview of the plastic pollution crisis

by admin | April 23, 2021

Joint publication also features a chapter on “plastic pandemic” revealing how the oil and gas industry will ramp up plastic production in the coming years  Hong Kong/Philippines/Tokyo/Dhaka/New Delhi (April 22, 2021) — On Earth Day (April 22), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Break Free From Plastic movement, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) published […]

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COVID-19 and the False Promises of Plastics

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | April 23, 2021

Plastic Flood Amid the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically caused an increase in plastic consumption globally. This has been necessitated by the need to safeguard ordinary people and communities from the transmission of COVID-19. The result, however, is a dramatic increase in masks, syringes, gloves, and other PPEs. Recently, plastic syringes have been found […]

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Green groups urge ADB to stop lending for Waste-to-Energy incinerators as response to climate and health crises

by admin | April 3, 2021

More than 50 environmental and human rights groups have urged the Asian Development Bank  (ADB) to stop funding waste-to-energy incinerators as the world faces climate, health, and economic crises. In a letter addressed to the Bank, the groups called on ADB to exclude waste-to-energy (WtE) incineration and other thermal-based technologies from the list of renewable […]

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Members in the Spotlight: Let’s Do It Foundation

by Estelle Eonnet | March 26, 2021

Please introduce yourself(-ves) and your organisation? Our team: Kristiina Kerge, Kadi Kenk, Merili Vares, Kadri Kalle. Altogether, we have 28 years in the organisation. Longest team member has been with the organisation since 2010. We are mainly based in Estonia but have always worked remotely from different cities. Plastic has made it into the focus […]

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More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports, says C4 report

by admin | March 26, 2021

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) launched its report on plastic waste yesterday  with a webinar featuring a panel of experts, with the report and panel concluding that there needs to be  more transparent and stringent laws governing waste and recycling to preserve human rights, health and  the environment from local and […]

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