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University of California, Berkeley, leads the way with country’s strongest single-use plastic ban

by admin | May 5, 2020

Campus commits to an unprecedented, comprehensive plastic policy, which eliminates all non-essential single-use plastic by 2030 Press Release April 16, 2020 | CALPIRG Student BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley has committed to eliminating all non-essential single-use plastic with viable alternatives by 2030. This target, adopted by Chancellor Carol Christ, makes history by being the most […]

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Meet our youth activist of the week, Thara Bening from Indonesia

by admin | April 1, 2020

Meet our Youth Activist of the week, Thara Bening. Thara established River Warrior, a group of high school students that wanted to provide a solution to the plastic pollution problem in Brantas River, Indonesia. Since this time, Thara has been demonstrating to pass regulations on single-use plastic, has been monitoring their rivers, and educating her […]

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How wastepickers are affected by COVID-19

by admin | March 30, 2020

“I went to my sister’s place,” Rama says. “She told me, ‘I have two kilos of rice left. Let’s just divide it up.’” That’s what they did. Divided up the rice, cooked it with salt and made it last for 2 days. Now, when I called her up, she was brewing tea leaves for breakfast. […]

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PLASTIC POLLUTION, REUSE, AND COVID-19

by admin | March 26, 2020

Dear friends, ‍We hope you are safe and doing OK. We know that, like us, you may be stuck at home, worried about loved ones, or your job, or about having enough food and toilet paper. Right now, many of us are without childcare, without community, and with a lot of worry and anxiety. The […]

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Chemicals in food packaging: a global health threat

by admin | March 9, 2020

Environment groups in Asia Pacific call on policy makers to beef up single-use plastics ban; phase-out toxic chemicals from food packaging; and mandate safe, reusable alternatives Australia/India/Malaysia/Nepal/Philippines—Close to 200 environmental and public health organizations led by the UNWRAPPED Project (UPSTREAM, Zero Waste Europe, and GAIA) released a Call to Action in response to a recently […]

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