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TEJAS STATEMENT – AUGUST 2, 2019 BAYTOWN EXXONMOBIL OLEFINS PLANT – POLYPROPYLENE FIRE & EXPLOSION

by Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services | August 5, 2019

July 31, 2019, at 11:00am ExxonMobil Olefins Plant, a petrochemical facility located in Baytown, Texas next to ExxonMobil refinery experienced an explosion at 11:00 am. A polypropylene unit erupted in flames from causes yet to be known. Polypropylene is a plastic feedstock derived from the processing of natural gas. Natural gas goes through “gas separation” […]

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Supreme Court: Local Governments Can Ban Single-Use Plastics

by Alliance of Zero Waste Indonesia | July 24, 2019

Jakarta, 17th of July 2019. On Thursday, 23rd of May 2019, the Supreme Court through the Court Decision Number 29 P/HUM/2019 decided to reject the judicial review from the Indonesian Plastic Recycling Association (ADUPI), CV Cahya Jaya, and PT Hartono Sinar Cemerlang Plasindo. The Supreme Court ruled that Bali Governor Regulation No. 97 of 2018 […]

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Shanghai begins new waste sorting era, as China eyes cleaner image

by Mandy Zuo and Alice Yan | July 7, 2019

Recyclables such as plastic must be separated from wet garbage, dry garbage and hazardous waste under the new rules in Shanghai. Photo: AFP   The city’s ambitious waste and recycling rules took effect on Monday, aiming to emulate successes of comparable policies in Japan, Taiwan and California President Xi Jinping has urged China – the […]

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