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Plastic Diets in Zero Waste Cities are the Solution to Plastic Pollution

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | March 9, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia, March 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — To support the “Three Months Trash-Free Movement” and commemorate the “National Waste Awareness Day 2018”, the Alliance of Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) in collaboration with the Directorate General of Waste Management, Hazardous Waste and Hazardous Materials – Ministry of Environment and Forestry, partnered with the West Java Provincial Government, […]

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Corporations Told: Own Up to Global Plastic Crisis

by Jed Alegado | March 8, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (March 8, 2018) — Companies producing and earning from their problematic products should take on the responsibility for the global plastic pollution. “It’s unfair for companies, who earn billions of dollars annually, to pass the burden and responsibility of managing the waste that their products create when cities and communities with limited resources […]

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Bandung City to host International Zero Waste Cities Conference

by Jed Alegado | March 3, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (March 2, 2018) — Government officials, civil society organizations and Zero Waste communities and practitioners will gather in Bandung, Indonesia for this year’s International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWC) to be held on March 5-7. With its theme, “Circular City is the Future City”, this year’s IZWC presents a new approach for policy makers […]

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Ocean Plastics Tour Signals Change for New Zealand

by admin | February 12, 2018

PRESS RELEASE THE PURE TOUR 12 February 2018. Our oceans need fixing, and Aotearoa is ready to play its part, says environmentalist and Indigenous rights advocate Tina Ngata. A national tour of speaking engagements with global ocean plastics experts Marcus Eriksen and Anna Cummins from the 5 Gyres Institute and Raquelle De Vine from Algalita […]

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COASTAL CLEANUP GOES #FOAMFREE

by Shilpi Chhotray | January 29, 2018

Environmental activist groups joined forces to fight the lack of legislation on plastic pollution during Coastal Cleanup Day. Through a collaboration by the 5 Gyres Institute, Plastic Pollution Coalition, Surfrider Foundation and the #breakfreefromplastic movement, 90 volunteers collected over 110 pounds of trash left on beaches, of which only 15 pounds in total were recyclable.

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