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Environmental Groups Claim that New Rules Restricting Plastic Trade are being Ignored

by admin | June 15, 2022

Governments urged to fully enforce the Basel Convention Geneva, Switzerland (June 13, 2022) – At the ongoing meeting of the Basel Convention, the Basel Action Network (BAN) and member organizations of the Break Free from Plastic movement (BFFP) presented evidence of continued plastic waste trade, exported primarily from the rich developed countries to weaker economies, […]

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Toxic Truths

by admin | June 13, 2022

By Julia Cohen, MPH, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Plastic Pollution Coalition Beauty is a life force that can jolt a person outside of one perceived reality and into another. It can provoke epiphanies, shift priorities and elicit action. So can truth, even when it’s not pretty. The Toxic Tours project, produced by the #breakfreefromplastic […]

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Flowing With Plastics Report

by admin | May 13, 2022

Youth from Mbarara supporting the call for companies to take action to #EndPlasticPollution Flowing With Plastics report, a look into how plastic is killing Uganda’s rivers with focus on River Rwizi and an exposure of failures of the Coca-Cola’s world without waste initiative. Click here to read and download the Flowing With Plastics report End Plastic […]

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Waste Trade Bites: Vietnam Waste Woes

by Devayani Khare and Pui Yi Wong | May 9, 2022

In our last Waste Trade Bites, we highlighted how OECD countries* continue to send plastic waste to non-OECD countries. This means that richer countries are sending their waste to poorer countries. This month, we look into the waste trade between the second richest region in the world (EU-UK) and one recipient country – Vietnam. While […]

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Against Toxic Plastics in Mexico

by Brett Nadrich | May 4, 2022

In its May ecology supplement, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada published their journalistic piece “Against Toxic Plastics: The Circular Economy“, which serves as a comprehensive document on the plastic pollution crisis in Mexico and its perspective in the global context. Led by experts, scientists, and activists in Mexico and from different parts of the world, […]

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