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Ground-Breaking Federal Legislation Tackles the Root of the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by admin | February 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020 Contacts: Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic, +1 703 400 9986 or shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org Ned Adriance, Senator Udall’s Office, Ned_adriance@tomudall.senate.gov Keith Higginbotham, Congressman Lowenthal’s Office, keith.higginbothm@mail.house.gov Washington DC —  Today, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – the first […]

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Immediate and massive rejection to Coca Cola advertisements

by admin | February 7, 2020

Coca-Cola recently released several TV ads, which were strongly criticized in social media. Two of them, in particular, refer to environmental problems: global warming and forest fires in one of them and the problem of waste, in the other. Just a few days before, the company declared in Davos that it won’t stop using single-use […]

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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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