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New Data from Five Philippine Cities Reveal Multinational Brands are the Country’s Top Plastic Polluters

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 1, 2018

Quezon City, Philippines (June 1, 2018) — New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country’s top sources of plastic pollution. Environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) presented the results of the […]

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Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]

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Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: an initial analysis

by admin | May 23, 2018

This blog was originally published by #breakfreefromplastic member ChemTrust on their website and was written by Anna Watson CHEM Trust has joined an important collaboration of NGOs and academic scientists looking at the topical and crucial issue of hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging. As we all know, use of plastic packaging is increasing globally, causing […]

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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India

by Jed Alegado | May 17, 2018

MUMBAI, India (May 16, 2018) — As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups are launching today an unprecedented coordinated waste and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled to happen from May 16 to May 30 in the cities of Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru along with various […]

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Women from plastics-polluted Asian communities visit oil & gas impacted U.S. communities to support global efforts to Break Free From Plastic

by Jed Alegado | May 14, 2018

Press Release Women from plastics-polluted Asian communities visit oil & gas impacted U.S. communities to support global efforts to Break Free From Plastic     HOUSTON, Texas (May 14, 2018) — To show the negative impacts of plastics production throughout its supply chain, two grassroots women activists impacted by plastic end-use waste in India and […]

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