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On World Environment Day, green groups in India tell corporations: Stop causing plastic pollution

by Jed Alegado | June 4, 2018

Thousands of volunteers participated in the pan-India waste and brand audits. Photo by Roshan P. Rai of Zero Waste Himalaya New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations in  India challenged corporations to beat plastic pollution by drastically reducing the production and use of single-use and low-value plastic. […]

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New Data from Five Philippine Cities Reveal Multinational Brands are the Country’s Top Plastic Polluters

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 1, 2018

Quezon City, Philippines (June 1, 2018) — New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country’s top sources of plastic pollution. Environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) presented the results of the […]

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European Commission steps forward to cut on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning

by Matt Franklin | May 28, 2018

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics.

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Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]

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Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: an initial analysis

by admin | May 23, 2018

This blog was originally published by #breakfreefromplastic member ChemTrust on their website and was written by Anna Watson CHEM Trust has joined an important collaboration of NGOs and academic scientists looking at the topical and crucial issue of hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging. As we all know, use of plastic packaging is increasing globally, causing […]

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