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Plastics crisis set to intensify as more countries look to restrict foreign waste

by admin | June 15, 2018

A man takes a break near at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China back in 2008. China moved to dramatically reduce foreign plastic waste imports in January. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images Data analysis reveals sharp rise in exports to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Poland amid concerns of countries being ‘flooded’ by waste imports. More […]

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Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: an initial analysis

by admin | May 23, 2018

This blog was originally published by #breakfreefromplastic member ChemTrust on their website and was written by Anna Watson CHEM Trust has joined an important collaboration of NGOs and academic scientists looking at the topical and crucial issue of hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging. As we all know, use of plastic packaging is increasing globally, causing […]

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Resin Industry Takes First Tentative Step to Deal with Plastic Pollution

by admin | May 16, 2018

The plastic pollution crisis has finally resulted in a wakeup call, albeit weak and tentative, by U.S. plastic resin producers. The American Chemistry Council’s plastics division issued a press release May 9 pledging to alter production of plastic packaging to make it all recyclable or recoverable by 2030, and to work to actually recycle or recover it by […]

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This Earth Day, It’s Time to #EndPlasticPollution

by admin | April 22, 2018

Our oceans, river systems, marine animals, and health are being threatened by a pollutant that’s all around us, yet sometimes invisible to the eye: plastics. Whether it’s an empty bag of chips floating in a nearby stream or microplastics ingested by both humans and marine animals, plastics have become a ubiquitous and destructive commodity. As […]

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Over 1 million people demand corporations reduce single-use plastics ahead of Earth Day

by admin | April 18, 2018

Washington, DC – More than one million people ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22) are demanding that the world’s largest corporations reduce their production of single-use plastic. Around the globe, over one million individuals have signed petitions, taken to stores and restaurants, and posted photos of ridiculous packaging on social media to call out […]

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