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Plastics Exposed: How Waste Assessments and Brand Audits are Helping Philippine Cities Fight Plastic Pollution


This report gives a snapshot of the plastic pollution problem with a focus on the Philippines, where a number of cities are trying to implement sustainable Zero Waste strategies. Their complete success, however, is being hindered by the proliferation of plastic bags, sachets, and other disposable plastic packaging and products.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Author: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific

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Better Alternatives Now (BAN) List 2.0


B.A.N. List 2.0 analyzes data from the entire United States using the same sources to find the top 20 polluting products or packaging. This report also provides a call-to-action to phase out the most polluting plastic products used in the United States.

Lead Organization: 5 Gyres

Author: Katie Allen, Dianna Cohen, Alicia Culver, Anna Cummins, Sandra Curtis, Marcus Eriksen, Miriam Gordon, Angela Howe, Nick Lapis, Matt Prindiville, Bev Thorpe, Stiv Wilson

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Fossils, Plastics, and Petrochemical Feedstocks


Fossils, Plastics, & Petrochemical Feedstocks is the first in an ongoing series, Fueling Plastics, that examines the links between plastics and fossil fuels.

Lead Organization: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Author: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

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Untested Assumptions and Unanswered Questions in the Plastics Boom


The Long-Term Prospects for the Plastics Boom is the fourth in an ongoing series, Fueling Plastics, that examines the links between plastics and fossil fuels.

Lead Organization: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Author: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)

Published on: April 2018

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DISCARDED: Communities on the Frontlines of the Global Plastic Crisis


This report continues GAIA’s research on the effects of China’s National Sword policy and the broader implications of plastic pollution as the world attempts to adjust to a new landscape of global plastic recycling. As the crisis deepens, this report focuses on three countries in Southeast Asia, and particularly the stories of people.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Author: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA)

Published on: April 2019

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Throwing Away the Future, How companies still have it wrong on plastic pollution “solutions”


In response to public motivation to resolve the global plastic pollution crisis, some of the world’s largest companies that produce massive amounts of wasteful, single-use plastic packaging have started to admit that they need to act. Some have made commitments that seem aspirational, but closer scrutiny shows that they are mostly continuing on the same track by investing in false solutions.

Lead Organization: Greenpeace

Author: Greenpeace

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