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Plastic waste problems without a solution are still haunting the country

by admin | February 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Despite Malaysia having sent a total of 3,737 metric tonnes of unwanted waste back to 13 countries as of January 2020, it is still saddled with tonnes of illegally disposed plastic waste across the country. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned over such indiscriminate dumping of plastic wastes which poses environmental […]

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Groups file ‘notice to sue’ DENR to douse waste incinerators

by admin | January 27, 2020

Environmental defense lawyers and zero waste activists belong to the No Burn Pilipinas threaten to sue DENR for serious lapses in enforcing the Clean Air Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, particularly for circumventing the ban on waste incineration and for its failure to phase out non-environmentally products and packaging materials like plastic. […]

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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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China Intensifies Campaign Against Plastic Pollution

by Li You | January 22, 2020

Though experts describe the new policy as a “milestone,” they also believe encouraging the use of biodegradable plastics is equally damaging to the environment. China plans to ban the production of certain single-use plastic items by the end of this year to curb the amount of waste clogging the country’s landfills and waterways. According to […]

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