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International Plastic Bag Free Day – actions around the world

by Matt Franklin | July 11, 2018

This blog was originally published to Zero Waste Europe‘s website. You can read the original article here. This years International Plastic Bag Free Day saw some of the broadest and most ambitious actions since the launch of the of the day of action nine years ago. With actions taking place from South Korea to Croatia, […]

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Bring Your Own Bag, Say No to Plastic Bags

by Matt Franklin | July 3, 2018

Press Release  3 July 2018 In conjunction of Plastic Bag Free Day on 3rd July, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) distributed 200 free cloth bags made from discarded t-shirts to market-goers in Bagan Ajam Market in Butterworth, Penang.  The event to mark the global day of action was a joint action with SMK Convent Butterworth […]

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Plastic pollution: countries show their true colours on the International Plastic Bag Free Day

by Matt Franklin | July 3, 2018

For immediate release: Brussels, 3/07/18  Press Contacts: Ariadna Rodrigo, Product Policy Campaigner, Zero Waste Europe: ariadna@zerowasteeurope.eu  +32 489 677 686 Justine Maillot, European Affairs Officer, Surfrider Foundation Europe: jmaillot@surfrider.eu  +32 487 169 453   On #plasticbagfreeday, we call on Member States to put an end to plastic bag pollution, in line with the EU #plasticsstrategy & the […]

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Repeal of the incineration ban to worsen waste woes, expert warns

by Jed Alegado | July 3, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (July 3, 2018) — Filipinos should prepare for the worst impacts of dirty disposal technologies if the government decides to repeal the ban on waste incineration, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, a former DOST Balik Scientist and expert on waste management warned. “Thermal waste-to-energy facilities will not solve our waste problems but rather make things […]

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Environmentalists Push for Ban on Single-Use Plastics; Ocean Polluters” vs. “Ocean Defenders” Dance Showdown Calls Attention to Plastic Garbage Crisis

by Jed Alegado | July 2, 2018

2 July 2018, Manila City/Quezon City.  Environmental advocates staged a “Bboom Bboom” dance showdown at the promenade by the famed but badly polluted Manila Bay to call attention to the global plastic crisis and press for a national ban on single-use plastics. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit association for a zero waste and toxics-free Philippines, organized […]

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