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A New Paradigm for Plastics

by Lili Fuhr and Jane Patton | March 7, 2019

By focusing environmental and public-health debates on the issue of waste-management, plastics producers have managed to conceal the elephant in the room. But governments and consumers can no longer ignore the fact that plastic is a problem at all stages of its life cycle – not just after it ends up in the ocean. BERLIN […]

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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Year’s worth of sachet use in the Philippines can cover entire Metro Manila 1 foot deep in plastic waste

by Jed Alegado | March 7, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New quantitative evidence reveals the extent of plastic pollution in the Philippines Manila, Philippines (March 7, 2019) —Filipinos use more than 163 million plastic sachet packets, 48 million sando bags and 45 million labo bags daily. These numbers were revealed in a new report released today by environmental organization Global Alliance for […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Coming full circle to combat climate change

by Emily Vidovich | March 6, 2019

“People don’t often link plastic pollution right to climate change,” said Lauren Moore of UPSTREAM, an organization that advocates for a circular economy. But she emphasized that plastic products do not materialize effortlessly, just as they do not disappear when thrown away. “Plastic creates pollution right from when it’s made, and then continues to create pollution,” Moore said. […]

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Press Release, News

Industry group seeks to maintain single-use plastic status quo

by admin | January 15, 2019

Press Statement Washington, DC – In an effort to preserve their ability to produce cheap single-use plastics, several fossil fuel companies and a fast moving consumer goods company united to launch the Alliance to End Plastic Waste today. The group, which includes Exxon, Dow, Total, Shell, Chevron Phillips, and Procter & Gamble, will look to […]

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News, Member Stories, Plastic Policies

Inside the global war on plastic pollution

by admin | September 11, 2018

Written by Joel Makower. Article originally posted in Green Biz. Part One of a two-part series. It is, in many ways, something out of the blue that everyone could see coming: an all-out battle against plastics, or at least plastic waste. It’s a fight that’s been brewing for years — decades, even. Indeed, its beginnings […]

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