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4,000 tons of single-use plastic produced annually

by admin | November 16, 2018

Written by Mehedi Al Amin. Originally posted in Dhaka Tribune. In Old Dhaka alone, around 250 tons of non-recyclable products such as straws and plastic cutlery are being sold every month. An estimated 312 tons of single-use plastic is produced per month in Bangladesh, posing a serious threat to the nation’s health and the environment, experts […]

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News, Press Release

Global survey reveals FMCG companies’ contribution to plastic pollution crisis

by admin | November 4, 2018

Written by Greenpeace International. Article originally appeared in Greenpeace. Jakarta, Indonesia – Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace International released today. None of the companies surveyed have plans to put the brakes on the growing production and marketing of […]

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Member Stories, News

Why Plans to Turn America’s Rust Belt into a New Plastics Belt Are Bad News for the Climate

by admin | November 4, 2018

Written by Sharon Kelly. Originally posted in Desmog. The petrochemical industry anticipates spending a total of over $200 billion on factories, pipelines, and other infrastructure in the U.S. that will rely on shale gas, the American Chemistry Council announced in September. Construction is already underway at many sites. This building spree would dramatically expand the […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 24, 2018

National governments must follow suit, say campaigners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Strasbourg, 24/10/2018 The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, and national governments must now show the same ambition, according to the Rethink Plastic alliance. An overwhelming majority in the European Parliament voted today to strengthen the European Commission’s […]

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Policies, Press Release

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 10/10/2018 Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs has warned. The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on […]

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