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Plasticized childhood – The impact of plastic toy advertising to children on their health and the environment


This report analyzes the correlation between advertising to children, the commercialization of toys in Brazil and its effects on the consumption and disposal of plastic, as well as on children’s health. It stresses the fact that 90% of toys worldwide are made of plastic materials, it has a low recyclability, it is potentially toxic to children and shows how advertising to kids contributes to these externalities.

Lead Organization: Green Chemistry, Sustainability and Education Research Group (GPQV) from the University of São Carlos commissioned by Instituto Alana

Author: Prof. Dr. Vânia Gomes Zuin, Evelyn Araripe, Stefania Fachina (translated by Jane Godwin Coury)

Published on: June 2020

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Reusables Are Doable


The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped how people think about health and safety. In response, people around the world have stocked up on soaps, sanitizers, and disinfectant sprays, distanced themselves from friends and family, and limited trips to stores and restaurants. And in response to worker and customer concerns and an onslaught of plastic industry propaganda, plastic bans have been paused and reusables have been restricted in many locations. As retail establishments and restaurants reopen, and as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, it is imperative that reuse and refill systems are implemented that both protect our environment and alleviate any worker and customer concerns.

Lead Organization: Greenpeace

Author: David Pinsky

Published on: August 2020

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LOS REUTILIZABLES SON POSIBLES


La pandemia de la Covid-19 está disparando el uso de materiales desechables, buena parte de ellos, innecesarios. Greenpeace USA recopila en este informe una nueva ola de sistemas innovadores de reutilización y recarga, para frenar la avalancha plástica que está contaminando el medioambiente y llegando incluso hasta nuestro propio organismo.

Lead Organization: Greenpeace

Author: David Pinsky

Published on: August 2020

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Make It Right: TIME FOR EUROPE TO ACT AGAINST PLASTIC BAG POLLUTION


5 years after the European Directive on plastic bags was adopted, we’re still waiting for the first data to be reported by Member States to assess if the target of reducing the average plastic bag use in Europe by half has been achieved. Meanwhile, this report examines and compares the measures adopted at the national level through national scoreboards. It shows that while all countries have now transposed the Directive, only some have taken ambitious action to cut plastic bag pollution at source.

Lead Organization: Surfrider Foundation Europe, Rethink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic

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Published on: July 2020

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Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets


The report Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets looks into the sachet economy in the Philippines that continues to add to and worsen the growing plastics pollution problem, how the big businesses corrupted Filipino’s tingi culture, and a new study by the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education of the University of Santo Tomas that looks into the public attitude towards plastic pollution. The report presents new findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste in the Philippines.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific

Author: Catherine Liamson, Sherma Benosa, Miko Aliño, Beau Baconguis

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Making GHG accounting work for climate – recommendations for accounting methodology for Recycled Carbon Fuels


A policy briefing to act as guidance for the European Commission in light of their proposals on accounting methodology for potential greenhouse gas emissions from so called ‘recycled carbon fuels’.

Lead Organization: Zero Waste Europe

Author: Andrew Neil Rollinson PhD

Published on: July 2020

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