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Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

by Jackie Krentzman | November 26, 2019

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]

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Truth Behind the Trash: “America Recycles Day”

by Adi Varshneya, Zero Waste Communities Coordinator, GAIA US & Canada | November 16, 2019

What’s wrong with America Recycles Day?  “America Recycles Day” and its host organization, Keep America Beautiful both have nice-sounding names, but that’s part of the problem. While the organization Keep America Beautiful seems like a friendly non-profit, in reality, it is an industry-sponsored group that lends public credibility to corporate interests. According to investigations including […]

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Green groups to DENR: Stop being an apologist for the plastics industry!

by admin | November 14, 2019

Plastic Monster-in-the-box installations delivered at the DENR headquarters Quezon City, Philippines (November 14, 2019) — Environmental groups belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement today delivered monstrous plastic installations at the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to expose the agency’s hypocritical and pro-industry stance on plastic pollution.  Representatives of environmental organizations Ecowaste Coalition, Greenpeace […]

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Single Use Plastic: Hidden costs of Health & Environment in Bangladesh

by admin | November 4, 2019

Dhaka, 3rd November, 2019: Every year, about 87,000 tonnes of single-use plastic are thrown away in Bangladesh. The findings revealed from ESDO study. Considering the serious health and environment impact, single use plastic needs to be banned as soon as possible. An awareness and consultation workshop entitled “Single Use Plastic: Hidden Cost of Health and […]

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Refill and Reuse: Messages from City to Sea, UK

by City to Sea | October 25, 2019

Around the world, one million plastic bottles are bought and sold every minute. That’s a vast amount of single-use plastic being created and thrown away, and much of it ends up littering our beaches and choking our rivers and oceans. We didn’t think it needed to be this way and in 2015, environmental campaigner Natalie […]

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