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Green groups call on Southeast Asian governments to resist waste imports

Green groups call on Southeast Asian governments to resist waste imports

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2019) — Southeast Asian environmental non-governmental organizations are calling on their respective governments to strictly enforce bans on illegally shipped wastes from developed countries.

“The recent news about waste shipments being discovered at the shores of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia is alarming. When the wealthy nations clean up, it should not have to be at the expense of the developing world. Governments in Asia, which has become the world’s new dumpsite, must strictly guard their territories against waste smuggling from richer countries,” said Beau Baconguis, Plastics Campaigner of the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific and Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific coordinator.

Early this month, waste shipments from Australia arrived at the Mindanao International Container Terminal in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental in Southern Philippines. These were declared as municipal waste/processed engineered fuel (PEF) intended for the cement company Holcim. The news of the shipment broke out as the Philippine government is demanding the Canadian government to take back 69 containers of illegally shipped wastes found in the Manila port in 2013 and 2014.

“The entry into our country of residual wastes generated by Australia’s commercial, industrial, and construction sectors in the form of cement kiln fuels looks like a devious disposal scheme.  Described as ‘municipal waste’ in the shipment declaration, Australia is able to get rid of its residual wastes in a profitable way by converting and relabeling them as processed engineered fuel for export to developing countries like ours. We question this latest scheme of foreign waste disposal,” said Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator of Ecowaste Coalition.

Meanwhile, early this year, at least 60 shipping containers carrying hazardous and toxic wastes have been piling up at the Batu Ampar port in Batam, Riau Island, in Indonesia for five months. Earlier, a shipment containing waste from foreign countries was discovered in Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta.

“This has to stop. It is the height of hypocrisy for the richer countries to be presenting themselves to the world as having good waste management system, while at the same time, polluting us and calling us the world’s biggest polluters. Shame on them! Come clean up your mess and stop producing so much waste,” said Yuyun Ismawati, co-founder of BaliFokus/Nexus3.

Earlier this week, news outlets reported that the Malaysian government has already sent back to Spain five containers of contaminated plastic waste that was smuggled into the country. According to the United Nations’ trade database and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Malaysia’s imports of plastic waste from its 10 biggest source-countries jumped to 456,000 tons between January and July 2018, versus 316,600 tons purchased in all of 2017 and 168,500 tons in 2016.

Mageswari Sangalingaram of the Consumers Association of Penang lauds the move of the government of Malaysia to resist the waste shipments.

“As the Malaysian government is getting stringent in enforcing restrictions of plastic waste imports by sending back mixed, contaminated and falsely declared waste consignment to the country of origin, we are very concerned that unscrupulous exporters are now eyeing other countries and ports of entry to dump their waste. The enforcement agencies must now step up their efforts to ensure that our countries do not become dumping grounds for the developed nations,” she said.

Countries in Southeast Asia, particularly Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand have been at the receiving end of illegally shipped wastes from developed countries since China banned plastic waste importation in 2018. Because of this, Malaysian and Thai governments started imposing restrictions in mid-2018.

A recent  report by GAIA titled “Discarded: Communities on the Frontlines of the Global Plastic Crisis” shows the impacts of plastic waste being dumped into developing countries. The influx of the plastic waste in these countries has resulted in contaminated water, crop death, and respiratory illnesses caused by inhaling toxic fumes from burned plastic.

In the recently held Basel Convention, an international treaty on dealing with hazardous waste, 187 countries agreed to Norway’s proposal of extending the “prior informed consent” system to plastic waste. The agreement requires exporters to seek the permission from destination countries before it can ship in its hazardous waste to that country. The said agreement is set to take effect after a year.

“The Basel Convention mandates countries to deal with their plastic waste problem in their own backyards instead of passing the burden on to other countries. Until the amendment takes effect in 2020, developing countries are on their own in safeguarding their territories,” Baconguis said.

Note to the Editor:

In order to make cement, high-temperature kilns are needed. Traditionally, coal is used in these kilns, but in the past two decades, many “alternative fuels” have been used. The term “alternative fuel” has often been used to disguise the fact that this “fuel” is actually waste, including tires, plastics, and petrochemical waste. Burning waste alongside coal allows cement kilns to use loopholes in emission regulations. In some instances, the kilns actually receive subsidies or carbon credits for replacing some coal with waste—in spite of their toxic impact.

Source: https://www.no-burn.org/cement/

CONTACTS

Jed Alegado, Communications Officer, Break Free From Plastic
jed@breakfreefromplastic.org | +63 917-6070248

 

Sherma Benosa, Communications Officer, GAIA Asia Pacific

sherma@no-burn.org | +63 917-8157570

 

Sonia Astudillo, Communications Officer, GAIA Asia Pacific

sonia@no-burn.org | +63 917-5969286

 

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Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics

WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet. The rapid global growth of the plastic industry—fueled by cheap natural gas from hydraulic fracturing—is not only destroying the environment and endangering human health but also undermining efforts to reduce carbon pollution and prevent climate catastrophe.

This is the conclusion of a sweeping new study of the global environmental impact of the plastic industry by the Center for International Environmental Law, Environmental Integrity Project, FracTracker Alliance, Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives, 5 Gyres, and Break Free From Plastic.

The new report gathers research on the greenhouse gas emissions of plastic at each stage of the plastic lifecycle—from its birth as fossil fuels through refining and manufacture to the massive emissions at (and after) plastic’s useful life ends—to create the most comprehensive review to date of the climate impacts of plastic.

With the ongoing, rapid expansion of the plastic and petrochemical industries, the climate impacts of plastic are poised to accelerate dramatically in the coming decade, threatening the ability of the global community to keep global temperature rise below 1.5°C degrees. If plastic production and use grow as currently planned, by 2030, emissions could reach 1.34 gigatons per year—equivalent to the emissions released by more than 295 500-megawatt coal power plants. By 2050, the production and disposal of plastic could generate 56 gigatons of emissions, as much as 14 percent of the earth’s entire remaining carbon budget.

The rapid growth of the industry over the last decade, driven by cheap natural gas from the hydraulic fracturing boom, has been most dramatic in the United States, which is witnessing a dramatic buildout of new plastic infrastructure in the Gulf Coast and in the Ohio River Valley.

For example, in western Pennsylvania, a new Shell natural gas products processing plant being constructed to provide ingredients for the plastics industry (called an “ethane cracker”) could emit up to 2.25 million tons of greenhouse gas pollution each year (carbon dioxide equivalent tons). A new ethylene plant at ExxonMobil’s Baytown refinery along the Texas Gulf Coast will release up to 1.4 million tons, according to the Plastic and Climate report. Annual emissions from just these two new facilities would be equal to adding almost 800,000 new cars to the road. Yet they are only two among more than 300 new petrochemical projects being built in the US alone, primarily for the production of plastic and plastic additives.

Plastic in the environment is one of the least studied sources of emissions—and a key missing piece from previous studies on plastic’s climate impacts. Oceans absorb a significant amount of the greenhouse gases produced on the planet—as much as 40 percent of all human-produced carbon dioxide since the beginning of the industrial era. Plastic & Climate highlights how a small but growing body of research suggests plastic discarded in the environment may be disrupting the ocean’s natural ability to absorb and sequester carbon dioxide.

Plastic & Climate uses conservative assumptions to create a projection of plastic’s climate impacts under a business-as-usual scenario, meaning that the actual climate impacts of plastic are likely to exceed these projections.

The report identifies a series of actions that can be taken to reduce these climate impacts, concluding that the most effective way to address the plastic crisis is to dramatically reduce the production of unnecessary plastic, beginning with national and global bans on nearly all single-use, disposable plastic.

The proposed solutions include:

  • ending the production and use of single-use, disposable plastic;
  • stopping development of new oil, gas, and petrochemical infrastructure;
  • fostering the transition to zero-waste communities;
  • implementing extended producer responsibility as a critical component of circular economies; and
  • adopting and enforcing ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from all sectors, including plastic production.

Quotes From the Authors

Carroll Muffett, President, CIEL:

“Humanity has less than twelve years to cut global greenhouse emissions in half and just three decades to eliminate them almost entirely. The massive and rapidly growing emissions from plastic production and disposal undermine that goal and jeopardize global efforts to keep climate change below 1.5 degrees of warming. It has long been clear that plastic threatens the global environment and puts human health at risk. This report demonstrates that plastic, like the rest of the fossil economy, is putting the climate at risk as well. Because the drivers of the climate crisis and the plastic crisis are closely linked, so to are their solutions: humanity must end its reliance on fossil fuels and on fossil plastics that the planet can no longer afford.”

Courtney Bernhardt, Director of Research, Environmental Integrity Project:

“Our world is drowning in plastic, and the plastics industry has been overlooked as a major source of greenhouse gases. But there are ways to solve this problem. We need to end the production of single use, disposable plastic containers and encourage a transition to a zero-waste future.”

Matt Kelso, Manager of Data and Technology, FracTracker Alliance:

“The overwhelming majority of plastics are produced from ethane, a component of natural gas and petroleum. The story of plastic’s contribution to climate change really begins at the wellhead, and we can therefore say that a portion of carbon emissions from oil and gas production is attributable to the creation of plastics. As gas travels from hundreds of thousands of wells through a network of millions of miles of pipelines on its way to downstream facilities, there are countless releases of carbon through leaks, venting, and flaring, mostly in the form of carbon dioxide and methane. But in order to get a full picture of these impacts, we have also examined emissions from trucks and heavy machinery that service this gigantic industry, as well as the removal of vast stretches of forested land, which can no longer ameliorate the carbon pollution of the industry.  At a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide is spiking dramatically, we need to take a hard look at the consequences of extracting carbon from the ground in the first place, including for the production of plastics.”

Doun Moon, Research Associate, GAIA:

There is no such thing as an “end-of-life” for plastic as it continues to pose a significant threat to the climate long after it reaches the final phase of its lifecycle. Waste incineration, also referred to as Waste-to-Energy, is the primary source of greenhouse gas emissions from  plastic waste management, even after considering the electricity that can be generated during the process. The industry’s plans to massively expand both petrochemical production and waste incineration are incompatible with the urgent need for climate mitigation. Our analysis evidently shows that waste prevention coupled with reduced plastic production is by far the most effective way to reduce GHG emissions, and practically the only path forward in order to turn the tide on ever-intensifying climate change.”

Rachel Labbe-Bellas, Science Programs & Development Manager, 5 Gyres:

5 Gyres’ collaboration on the CIEL Plastics & GHGs report helps explain the possible GHG impacts of ocean plastics, including potentially accelerated GHG emissions from microplastics, and the impact of plastics on CO2 uptake by ocean ecosystems. This was a novel subject for 5 Gyres despite our expertise of ocean plastics, and given that only one scientific publication to this date has looked at ocean plastic greenhouse gas emissions. During the 10 years of research in ocean plastic pollution, we have observed the evolution of our understanding of this issue. Now more than ever, we have seen a shift in attention towards understanding the sources of ocean plastics before entering the ocean. The underlying belief of 5 Gyres is that we must stop the flow of plastic pollution from source to sea – which suggests that its time we start ranking today’s proposed solutions which can be found in this report. CIEL has courageously taken initiative to include us, bridging the conversation of the upstream plastic production impacts until its “end-of life” – from those floating at sea, sitting on our shorelines, or resting on the seafloor.

Von Hernandez, Global Coordinator, Break Free From Plastic:

“Both the climate emergency and the plastic pollution crisis are driven by fossil fuel dependence. It is therefore not surprising that the continuing production, use, and disposal of plastics will further exacerbate the climate crisis. Simply put, more throwaway plastic translates to runaway climate change. The production of plastics must be significantly curtailed for humanity to have a real, fighting chance in averting catastrophic climate change while reversing the plastic pollution crisis at the same time.”

What Experts are Saying:

Jeffrey Morris, Ph.D. Economist, Sound Resource Management Group:

“There are at least three very problematic materials in our garbage – diapers, pet wastes and plastic packaging and films. Figuring out how to manage them keeps solid waste system managers up at night. In particular, plastic packaging and films cause severe problems at recycling sorting facilities, are the source of substantial fossil carbon emissions when burned at incineration waste-to-energy facilities, and are ubiquitous in environmental litters. Because plastics are relatively inefficient as a fuel source and also contain many additives that release pollutants harmful to human and ecosystems health, the solution to plastics littering our waters and landscapes does not lie with using waste plastics as energy sources. That will increase the harm waste plastics are already doing to our climate and health. Rather, effective solutions to our plastics crisis need to come from reductions in the generation of plastics waste by such actions as eliminating single use plastic packaging of all kinds, promoting compostable as well as reusable food carry out containers, and requiring true biodegradability in all items that currently are found on roadsides, in waterways and our oceans.”   

Graham Forbes, Global Plastics Project Leader, Greenpeace:

“This report is yet another example of why the corporate throwaway culture must end. Not only are plastics killing marine animals, endangering our health, and creating a global pollution crisis, they are contributing to catastrophic climate change. It is more clear than ever that companies and governments must take strong action to phase out single-use plastics immediately and move toward systems of reuse.”

Priscilla Villa, Earthworks’ South Texas Organizer, Earthworks:

“Plastics are fueling the climate catastrophe because they’re made from oil and gas, and oil and gas pollution is the main reason climate change is rapidly accelerating. Planned plastics production facilities in the Gulf Coast and Appalachia would worsen our global climate

crisis while also threatening vulnerable communities with more intense storms like Hurricane Harvey. We need to rapidly transition away from fossil fuels, including single-use plastics.”

Jacqueline Savitz, Chief Policy Officer of North America, Oceana:

“This report shows that the avalanche of plastics flowing into our oceans — equivalent to a dump truck-load every minute — is just the tip of the iceberg.  On top of the choking sea turtles, starving seabirds and dying whales, we can add plastic-driven melting ice caps, a rising sea level and devastating storms. Whether you are a coastal resident or a farmer, a marine mammal or a sea turtle, plastic is the enemy. We need to cap its production and then cut it down. Companies must give us better choices. Otherwise we are all going to drown in it — figuratively, if not literally.”

Dianna Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition:

“We commend CIEL and partners’ new report Plastic and Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet for demonstrating the alarming climate impacts of plastic. Plastic pollution is an urgent global crisis, and plastic pollutes at every stage: from extraction to disposal and incinerator. This is a decisive moment when we will no longer accept business as usual. Join us in demanding a shift in the system for the health of the Earth and all its living creatures.”

Authoring Organizations

Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) uses the power of law to protect the environment, promote human rights, and ensure a just and sustainable society. CIEL seeks a world where the law reflects the interconnection between humans and the environment, respects the limits of the planet, protects the dignity and equality of each person, and encourages all of earth’s inhabitants to live in balance with each other.

Environmental Integrity Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that empowers communities and protects public health and the environment by investigating polluters, holding them accountable under the law, and strengthening public policy. (Chapter 5: Refining & Manufacture)

FracTracker Alliance is a nonprofit organization that studies, maps, and communicates the risks of oil and gas development to protect our planet and support the renewable energy transformation. (Chapter 4: Extraction & Transport)

Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 grassroots groups, non-governmental organizations, and individuals in over 90 countries whose ultimate vision is a just, toxic-free world without incineration. (Chapter 6: Waste Management)

Sound Resource Management Group, Inc. has been working to shrink pollution footprints, reduce waste and conserve resources throughout the US and Canada since 1987. We have experience working with hundreds of businesses, governments, and non-profit organizations. (Chapter 6: Waste Management)

5 Gyres is nonprofit organization focused on stopping the flow of plastic pollution through science, education, and adventure. We employ a science to solutions model to empower community action, engaging our global network in leveraging science to stop plastic pollution at the source. (Chapter 7: Plastic in the Environment)

#breakfreefromplastic is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution made up of nearly 1,500 organizations from across the world demanding massive reductions in single-use plastic and pushing for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

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Break Free From Plastic US Coordinator(s)

JOB OPENINGS

Break Free From Plastic US Coordinator(s)

Reports to: Break Free From Plastic US Advisory Hub

Location: Flexible; the successful candidate should expect to travel nationally and internationally about 30% of the time.

Job Description:

Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1,500 organizations from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. This growing movement works across the whole plastics value chain from extraction to disposal, focusing on prevention rather than cure, and supporting solutions rooted in the principles of environmental justice, social justice, public health, and human rights. Core to the BFFP approach is working to build solidarity between people around the world and among impacted communities.

This position at its core is about deepening connection and building power amongst our US-based movement members partners, which include communities impacted by extractive oil and chemical industries as well as organizations focused on policy, corporate campaigning, and hacking single-use culture. We are hiring two candidates to work together in this capacity, as well as a part-time administrative support position. The coordination team will be responsible for supporting and engaging deeply with existing members, bringing new members into the movement, and communicating and connecting between members and projects as the movement grows.

The successful candidate(s) will be an effective networker and organizer, who are excited by the opportunity to increase movement involvement and impact. The candidate(s) will be dedicated to building relationships of solidarity while supporting the planning and implementation of national strategies in collaboration with member environmental justice organizations, grassroots organizations, and other allies. The right candidate(s) will be comfortable with a high degree of flexibility and self-direction alongside oversight and support from the US Advisory Hub, a small committee (rather than a single individual). They will have experience navigating diverse interests and partnerships.

If this opportunity is intriguing to you, and you see yourself as competent in any number of the tasks below, we would love to hear from you.

Core Responsibilities:

    • Support existing BFFP movement membership in the US through direct relationships and strategic inclusion in events, both virtual and in-person.
    • Identify and engage new members in the principles of BFFP.
    • Maintain accurate member lists, contact persons, and information across databases and in conjunction with global member lists.
    • Provide support to existing and new member-led working groups and joint projects.
    • Continue fundraising for the coordination of BFFP US movement.
    • Assist Working Groups and Project Teams, including supporting project fundraising proposals and potential new funders.
    • Coordinate with the broader BFFP movement in other parts of the world, global leadership, and the global communications team.
    • Support BFFP US Communications Officer to ensure alignment on messaging, convey journalist requests, and other emerging topics.
    • Ensure radical inclusion, Jemez principles, and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are integrated and upheld into all meetings and joint project spaces.
    • Coordinate trainings and capacity building as needed, both virtual and in-person.
    • Share written and verbal updates across Working Groups and members ensuring transparency and accountability.
    • Schedule and facilitate meetings and conversations (virtual and in-person).
    • Coordinate logistics and planning for 1-2 in-person meetings per year in various parts of the US.
    • Maintain overview of key events and identify speakers/representatives of BFFP-US movement, including coordinators and movement members (panels, presentations, etc.).
    • Manage regional coordination budget, including acting as a liaison between movement members and a fiscal sponsor (Earth Island Institute) across multiple project spaces.

Requirements:

    • Strong alignment and experience with principles of environmental justice, including DEI and the Jemez principles
    • 3-5 years of experience with effective community organizing
    • At least 3 years of experience in coalition/network advocacy and building with environmental justice organizations, grassroots organizations, and others.  
    • Significant experience and a successful track record working effectively across teams that are diverse by race, gender, and age.
    • Humor and humility in your approach to engaging with members and partners.
    • A high degree of attention to detail, especially with varying time zones.
    • Ability to thrive in a self-directed environment with flexibility and evolving priorities.
    • Ability to effectively deliver on expectations set with member organizations and a primary support team.
    • At least one of these positions will be filled by a candidate bilingual in Spanish.
    • Time zone flexibility (non-traditional work schedule) to meet regional and global needs.

Additional desired but not required expertise and capabilities include:

    • Strong advocacy experience on environmental issues.
    • Keen understanding of the plastic pollution supply chain and its key drivers, effective solutions, and current issue points
    • Understanding of principles of movement building
    • Experience working in the Gulf South region and/or other regions of the US facing fossil fuel extraction for plastics and petrochemical processing.

Salary & Benefits:

BFFP US is a project of the Earth Island Institute and the BFFP US Coordinator will be an employee of Earth Island Institute. The BFFP US Coordinator will be paid a competitive salary commensurate with the candidate’s experience level. This is a full-time position with flexibility in location. It includes State of California medical benefits and the option for long-term disability insurance and 401 K plan.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter, resume, references (optional) and any other supporting

information to jobs@breakfreefromplastic.org with subject BFFP US Coordinator Position(s). Priority deadline May 20, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis after that until the position is filled. Phone inquiries are not accepted.

Earth Island Institute provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator

JOB OPENINGS

Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator

 

About #breakfreefromplastic

#breakfreefromplastic (BFFP) is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in September 2016, nearly 1,600 organizations from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. The vision of  #breakfreefromplastic is a world where the land, sky, oceans, and water is home to an abundance of life, not an abundance of plastic, and where the air we breathe, the water we drink and the food we eat is free of toxic by-products of plastic pollution. In this world, the principles of environmental justice, social justice, public health, and human rights lead government policy, not the demands of elites and corporations. This is a future we believe in and are creating together.

To know more please visit: http://breakfreefromplastic.org

Job Summary

The Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator will work with BFFP member organizations and affiliates to develop a global Plastic-Free Campus Program and a strategy for its implementation. S/he will oversee the implementation of this program and coordinate with all the relevant stakeholders to achieve the overall program objectives.

Roles & Responsibilities

    • Convene a global Organizing Committee for the project consisting of BFFP core members in Asia, the US, Africa, and Europe
    • Create a standard toolkit for the program based on inputs from participating partners and organizations
    • Consult with members and partners to identify and recruit candidate schools and universities for inclusion in the program
    • Develop and execute a strategy for securing commitments from student groups and school officials to participate in the program,  and collaborate with them during the implementation phase of the program
    • Serve as the liaison between BFFP and other organizations working on campus-based programs for eliminating single-use plastic
    • Provide information, research, materials, training  and other types of support necessary to implement the program
    • Process micro-grant applications of student groups interested in organizing campaigns to make their schools plastic-free
    • Collect stories from schools about their campaigns and ensure these are amplified on BFFP channels
    • Create opportunities for students and schools in different parts of the world to work together on joint or collaborative projects
    • Maintain a database of all participating and potential schools
    • Attend relevant meetings or events that would advance the goals of the program

Qualifications

    • Excellent project management, coordination, and interpersonal skills
    • Organizing experience, preferably involving schools or universities and their different stakeholders
    • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
    • Able to work with people of different nationalities and in different timezones
    • Able to multi-task and work with tight deadlines
    • Willing to travel

Preferred Skills

    • Experience with campaigning on social and/or environmental justice issues at the international or local level
    • Knowledge of and interest in environmental campaigns, particularly in the fields of waste and plastic pollution
    • Experience working in civil society coalitions, NGOs, or non-profit sector organizations

Location, Compensation and Work Environment

This is a full-time position based in Manila. The Plastic Free Campus Coordinator will report to the Global Coordinator.

We offer a competitive salary plus benefits, including vacation, maternity/paternity leave, and health insurance. Salary will be negotiated according to local standards and experience.

We are committed to supporting one another’s work in an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect and look forward to welcoming the successful candidate to the team and our network of members.

Send your CV to von@breakfreefromplastic.org with the subject Plastic-Free Campus Coordinator on or before May 24, 2019.