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Photo Essay: Playgrounds and Pollution

by admin | April 4, 2018

ExxonMobil’s Baytown Complex, as seen from a playground directly across the street.   Alison’s Toxic Tour of Houston and its horrifying array of polluting facilities near homes and schools. Here’s what that means for you.   Toxic Tour: Why Houston? Last week in Houston, Texas I was fortunate enough go on an alarming but thoroughly enlightening […]

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New Report Warns of Hidden Economic Risks to Booming Plastics Investments

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | April 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) raises new and significant questions about the economic rationale for the massive wave of new infrastructure investments in“ plastics and petrochemicals. Untested Assumptions and Unanswered Questions in the Plastics Boom highlights global changes that threaten to dramatically disrupt the plastic […]

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Beyond Single Use Plastics – Rethink Plastic talkshow

by Matt Franklin | March 27, 2018

On March 27th, Rethink Plastic hosted its second  after-work talkshow in Brussels, in a museum-like environment taking us straight into a plastic-free future.   Rethink Plastic is an alliance of #breakfreefromplastic members working at the European policy level for a future free from plastic pollution. These organisations have come together to co-host a innovative talkshow […]

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Zero waste key to achieving circular economy of cities, experts say

by Jed Alegado | March 19, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (March 19, 2018) — Going Zero Waste is the way to go for cities. This has been the conclusion of experts and practitioners in the recently held International Zero Waste Cities Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. With the theme, “Breaking A ‘Linear’ City: Adopting Zero Waste Towards a Circular Economy,” the event gathered experts, […]

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Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | March 13, 2018

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, March 5, 2018 Leading environmental organizations launch “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” campaign to confront coffee giant on its plastic pollution problem prior to annual shareholder meeting in Seattle SEATTLE, WA — Today, more than a dozen leading environmental organizations announced the launch of “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” — a global […]

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