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Green Groups demand ADB to drop WTE incineration from their Energy Portfolio

Green groups belonging to No Burn Pilipinas demand Asian Development Bank (ADB)  to stop funding waste-to-energy incineration projects especially in Developing Member Countries like the Philippines. In its statement, NBP urges ADB to refrain from investing in incinerators as energy development and waste management strategies that systematically fail to take a “do no harm”, “precautionary” […]

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Faith-based groups, academic institutions, and civil society organizations express alarm over waste to energy incineration proposal

Faith-based groups, academic institutions and other civil society organizations from all over the country expressed their concerns about the government’s plan to allow waste incineration as a solution to manage our garbage problem. During the virtual conference on Wednesday organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM-Pilipinas) and partner organizations, talked about the waste-to-energy law […]

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Environmental groups tell Gatchalian: Quit pushing legalization of waste incineration

Green group warns vs Gatchalian’s Waste-To-Energy incineration proposal; Says move will only benefit the plastics industry and waste management companies Groups belonging to the No Burn Pilipinas alliance today warned against the proposal by Sen, Gatchalian to push incineration under the guise of waste-to-energy projects to deal with the country’s burgeoning waste problems, stressing that […]

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Green Groups demand ADB to drop WTE incineration from their Energy Portfolio

Green groups belonging to No Burn Pilipinas demand Asian Development Bank (ADB)  to stop funding waste-to-energy incineration projects especially in Developing Member Countries like the Philippines. In its statement, NBP urges ADB to refrain from investing in incinerators as energy development and waste management strategies that systematically fail to take a “do no harm”, “precautionary” […]

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Faith-based groups, academic institutions, and civil society organizations express alarm over waste to energy incineration proposal

Faith-based groups, academic institutions and other civil society organizations from all over the country expressed their concerns about the government’s plan to allow waste incineration as a solution to manage our garbage problem. During the virtual conference on Wednesday organized by the Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM-Pilipinas) and partner organizations, talked about the waste-to-energy law […]

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Environmental groups tell Gatchalian: Quit pushing legalization of waste incineration

Green group warns vs Gatchalian’s Waste-To-Energy incineration proposal; Says move will only benefit the plastics industry and waste management companies Groups belonging to the No Burn Pilipinas alliance today warned against the proposal by Sen, Gatchalian to push incineration under the guise of waste-to-energy projects to deal with the country’s burgeoning waste problems, stressing that […]

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Environment group hits proposed Waste-To-Energy Bill, criticizes legalization of garbage incineration in the guise of waste-to-energy plants

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University of California system moves to scrap single-use plastics

Following a student-run campaign, the UC’s commitment will significantly reduce plastic pollution in California CONTACT: For more information: University of California Office of the President, UCOP Media Relations: (510) 987-9200 or media@ucop.edu Veronika Michels, CALPIRG Students Campus Organizer, vmichels@calpirgstudents.org, (714)-323-2020 For interviews: Valerie Nguyen, Chairperson for CALPIRG Students at UC Berkeley, valn@berkeley.edu, (408) 410-0689   […]

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Re-Exportation of Last Batch of 80 Containers of South Korean Garbage Re-Ignites Call to Ban All Waste Imports

4 August 2020, Quezon City. After sitting in Northern Mindanao for two years, the final batch of 80 container vans of contaminated plastic waste from South Korea are set to sail home this week amid the continuing COVID-19 outbreak. Deceptively declared as “plastic synthetic flakes,” the contaminated plastic waste materials, which arrived in July and […]

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Government to regulate environmentally harmful plastic packaging, tyres, e-waste

Massey University’s Political Ecology Research Centre is delighted by the Government’s decision to declare plastic packaging, tyres, electrical and electronic products (e-waste), agrichemicals and their containers, refrigerants, and farm plastics “priority products”.  The Ministry for the Environment invited Dr Trisia Farrelly to speak at the launch at Remarkit in Porirua yesterday on behalf of the New Zealand Product […]

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#BreakFreeFromPlastic midway assessment of EU countries transposition of single-use plastics Directive

As part of Plastic Free July, members of the Break Free From Plastic movement and of Seas At Risk have taken stock of the progress made by EU Member States on the transposition of the EU Directive on single-use plastics, midway through the transposition period.

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Did Filipino “Tingi” Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets in the Philippines?

“Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most astonishes foreigners in the Philippines is that this is a country..

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“To avoid a massive build-up of plastic in the envi, coordinated global action is urgently needed to reduce plastic consumption; increase rates of reuse...& accelerate innov. in the plastic value chain”

Corporations & govts must #breakfreefromplastic 💪

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/369/6510/1455

Why should we care about microfibers?

“About 14% of all plastic is used to make synthetic fibres, principally for clothing. When those garments are washed, they will shed tiny strands that are much thinner than a human hair.”

#breakfreefromplastic
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54182646

"Actually, Your Plant-Based Plastic Isn’t As Helpful As You Think" @CocaCola 🙅

#Bioplastics are NOT the 'solution' to the plastic crisis 🙄
https://slate.com/technology/2020/09/plant-based-bioplastic-packaging-recycling.html

VERY fitting timing given @ChangingMarkets BRAND NEW report into brands like Coke who are #TalkingTrash!

#Aavin & @HUL_News named as some of the top plastic polluters of Chennai, according to the #BrandAudit2020 performed by #BreakFreeFromPlastic member, @CAGChennai

We need to hold corporate polluters accountable for their plastic waste 💪

RT to support!

https://chennai.citizenmatters.in/cag-brand-audit-household-plastic-chennai-recycling-19750

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