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CAP & SAM welcome proposed ban on plastic straws and single-use plastic items in Penang

by admin | June 29, 2018

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are pleased that Penang will embark on a ban of plastic straws and other single-use plastic food and drink containers after Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow gave local authorities carte blanche to execute such policies to preserve the environment. The proposal by the Penang […]

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VICTORY FOR HEALTH OF LA RESIDENTS: DINOSAUR INCINERATOR IN COMMERCE GOES EXTINCT

by admin | June 29, 2018

Commerce, CA, U.S. June 27, 2018–The city of Commerce has announced that the Commerce “Refuse to Energy” Facility will be decommissioned, citing inefficient operating costs as the primary cause. The plant will close on June 30, 2018. Environmental Justice groups including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice  applauded the news as a victory for communities who have […]

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Big Soda Extorts Legislature To Prohibit Charges on Unsustainable Packaging

by admin | June 29, 2018

California “Soda Tax deal” includes preemption of charges or assessments on packaging Contact: Shilpi Chhotray Senior Communications Officer, #breakfreefromplastic shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org, 703.400.9986 (mobile) Sacramento, CA – June 28, 2018​ – Today the California Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, Assembly Bill 1838 which would preempt local governments from levying fees and taxes on soda and other […]

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Food to go? Bye bye to single-use containers!

by Matt Franklin | June 27, 2018

This press release was created and posted by Zero Waste Europe and is available here. Press Contacts: Ferran ROSA, Waste Policy Officer, Zero Waste Europe: ferran@zerowasteeurope.eu /+32 (0) 2 73 62 091 📢Our latest case study is out!💫 Meet @reCIRCLEnow, the social enterprise determined to put an end to disposable #takeaway food containers. Another #bestpractice […]

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Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]

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