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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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Immediate and massive rejection to Coca Cola advertisements

by admin | February 7, 2020

Coca-Cola recently released several TV ads, which were strongly criticized in social media. Two of them, in particular, refer to environmental problems: global warming and forest fires in one of them and the problem of waste, in the other. Just a few days before, the company declared in Davos that it won’t stop using single-use […]

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UCLA to phase out single-use plastics

by Kat Lockwood | January 27, 2020

By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift. CALPIRG Students at UCLA campaigned to make […]

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Plastic-pollution bills gain steam on Capitol Hill

by Brian Dabbs | January 27, 2020

A bipartisan bill to boost plastics recycling could soon find its way to the president’s desk, but a more controversial package is dividing lawmakers and stakeholders.   A multi-track effort is afoot in the House to rein in the staggering 8 million tons of plastic dumped into oceans each year. Lawmakers in the lower chamber are […]

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Malaysia sends back 3,737 metric tonnes of plastic waste, to repatriate more this year

by Opalyn Mok | January 21, 2020

SEBERANG PERAI, Jan 20 — Malaysia sent 150 containers of plastic waste weighing about 3,737 metric tonnes back to its 13 countries of origin since the third quarter of 2019, said Minister for Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Yeo Bee Yin. She said France and United Kingdom have been co-operative in the process; […]

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