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150 containers of plastic waste shipped back, 110 more to follow

by Predeep Nambiar | January 21, 2020

BUTTERWORTH: Malaysia has managed to send back 150 containers of unwanted plastic waste to their countries of origin, with France, the United Kingdom and the United States heading the list. Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Minister Yeo Bee Yin said this was “unprecedented” as the government did not fork out a single sen, […]

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A failure to face the climate emergency

by Sirine Rached | January 9, 2020

2019 saw intensifying climate chaos and mobilization for decisive action. Days before COP25 was due to start in Madrid under Chile’s presidency, the UN Environment Programme announced that countries had to cut their global greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6% every year until 2030 to get on track for the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement […]

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Green groups question Government’s sinister moves to lift the ban on incineration

by admin | December 19, 2019

(Quezon City, Philippines, December 16, 2019)—Environment groups today lambasted the Philippine government’s moves to lift the anti-incineration provisions of the Clean Air Act and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. On November 13, the bills amending these laws  passed at the committee level in Congress to make way for thermal waste-to-energy facilities, which are essentially still […]

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BFFP U.S. shares the biggest victories of 2019!

by admin | December 19, 2019

Get to know Break Free From Plastic U.S.! Our groups are campaigning for systems change all across the plastic pollution lifecycle, from extraction to dumping & burning and everything in between. Hear from our members directly on the biggest victories from 2019! – Shilpi Chhotray, Senior Communications Officer, Break Free From Plastic US/Global   Diane […]

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#BrandAudit2019 in Tunisia

by Camy Mathlouthi, founder of Pour Une Tunisie Propre et Verte movement | December 5, 2019

“This was an opportunity to be a part of change in the world. Fighting against the plastic monster has been my main focus for over ten years. Plastics are one of the biggest threats to the planet.” – Camy Mathlouthi, founder of Pour Une Tunisie Propre et Verte movement According to this 2018 WWF report, […]

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