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China ban sees UK plastic waste exports to Malaysia trebling

by admin | June 26, 2018

by FMT Reporters. Original article posted here. Plastics are being recycled in Malaysia into pellets to be turned into other valuable items. PETALING JAYA: In the four months since China imposed a ban on plastics, UK waste being exported to Malaysia has more than trebled, making it the main destination for British plastics. Exports to Vietnam […]

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G7 leaders release tepid plans for addressing climate change and ocean plastic pollution – Greenpeace response

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

Québec City, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of what he described as “a successful G7 Summit with ambitious objectives” on the environmental front, including a status quo commitment on climate change and a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter endorsed by five nations. In response to the climate announcement, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer […]

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Global Leaders Enable Dangerous Waste Burning Practices in G7 Plastics Charter

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

June 13, 2018 – The G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, signed by five nations, has already been criticized as “tepid,” and inadequate to the scale of the plastic pollution problem. Despite advocates calling for governments to set clear, binding targets for reduction of virgin plastics,  the G7 charter embraces weak “end of pipe” waste management approaches. Advocates around […]

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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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‘PLANET INEOS’ : THE QUEST TO FRACK FOR PLASTICS THREATENS AIR, WATER, AND CLIMATE

by admin | June 7, 2018

Food & Water Watch / Food & Water Europe documents delivered to No 10 Downing Street by fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and her son Jon Corré London/Brussels/ — Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corré brought a vision of Armageddon today to No 10 on UN World Environment Day in a protest over pollution […]

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