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Government to regulate environmentally harmful plastic packaging, tyres, e-waste

by admin | August 4, 2020

Massey University’s Political Ecology Research Centre is delighted by the Government’s decision to declare plastic packaging, tyres, electrical and electronic products (e-waste), agrichemicals and their containers, refrigerants, and farm plastics “priority products”.  The Ministry for the Environment invited Dr Trisia Farrelly to speak at the launch at Remarkit in Porirua yesterday on behalf of the New Zealand Product […]

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#BreakFreeFromPlastic midway assessment of EU countries transposition of single-use plastics Directive

by Estelle Eonnet | July 16, 2020

As part of Plastic Free July, members of the Break Free From Plastic movement and of Seas At Risk have taken stock of the progress made by EU Member States on the transposition of the EU Directive on single-use plastics, midway through the transposition period.

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Did Filipino “Tingi” Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets in the Philippines?

by Sherma Benosa, Knowledge Management Officer of GAIA Asia Pacific | July 14, 2020

“Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most astonishes foreigners in the Philippines is that this is a country..

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Back to the Future

by Sherma Benosa, Knowledge Management Officer of GAIA Asia Pacific | July 14, 2020

Glaiza Lee, a writer in her mid-30s, still remembers her family owning and managing a sari-sari store in their home in Caloocan City during the early 1990s. Then a grade school pupil, Glaiza often helped in the store repacking goods and selling them.

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My BFFP Story

by Camelia Mathlouhi, Pour une Tunisie Propre et Verte | July 2, 2020

In 1978, I took my first trip to Switzerland and was mesmerized by the clean, well-organized streets and the beautiful landscaping.  Planted flower gardens, meticulously cared for yards and common spaces gave me the vision I wanted to see in my home country of Tunisia.  Many other trips to European countries and the USA reinforced […]

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