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How Fracked Gas, Cheap Oil, and Unburnable Coal are Driving the Plastics Boom

by admin | April 16, 2020

How Fracked Gas, Cheap Oil, and Unburnable Coal are Driving the Plastics Boom is the second in an ongoing series, Fueling Plastics, that examines the links between plastics and fossil fuels.


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Chemical Recycling: Miracle Cure, or Snake Oil?

by Claire Arkin, GAIA Communications Coordinator | June 22, 2020

Photo by Ella Ivanescu on Unsplash As people around the world call for an end to plastic pollution, the plastic and petrochemical industry has seized upon a silver bullet solution: chemical recycling, or “advanced recycling.” This older, failed technology has been dusted off and breathlessly promoted in industry circles as the answer to plastic pollution, […]


News, Oil and gas

CIEL Statement on the LG Polymer Gas Leak in Visakhapatnam

by admin | May 11, 2020

The following is a statement from David Azoulay, the Director of Environmental Health at the Center for International Environmental Law. “Last night’s styrene gas leak in Visakhapatnam exposed thousands of individuals to a deadly asphyxiant—-the total number of people affected will not be known for some time. Early reports indicate that the LG Polymer plant […]


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Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

by Jackie Krentzman | November 26, 2019

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]


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Plastic Atlas demonstrates scale of plastic pollution crisis and solutions for a zero waste future 

by Matt Franklin | November 6, 2019

49 detailed infographics over 19 chapters cover many aspects of plastic production, consumption and disposal. Brussels/Manila/Washington D.C. – Today, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Break Free From Plastic movement have published the international English edition of the Plastic Atlas, holding launch events in the European Parliament in Brussels (quotes EC-FVP Frans Timmermans, MEP Bas […]




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