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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 […]



Starbucks CEO Invited To See Where Strawless Lid Will Actually End Up

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | July 25, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Recyclers and Zero-Waste Advocates Debunk Starbucks’ Claims that New Lid Will Be “Recycled” The #breakfreefromplastic global movement invites Starbucks CEO Kevin Thompson to see where Starbucks trash ends up: much of it across South East Asia. In an effort to quell growing concerns about Starbucks wasteful packaging, the company just announced to […]


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Industry needs to step up its game and design plastic out of our systems

by admin | July 15, 2018

Informal waste workers of Mumbai sorting through and separating the recyclables. Pic Credit: Pratibha Sharma Why the Maharashtra plastic ban requires a closer look… By: Pratibha Sharma, India Regional Coordinator, GAIA Asia Pacific Maharashtra’s plastic ban can be seen as a step closer to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to end the use of single-use […]


News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Plastic pollution: countries show their true colours on the International Plastic Bag Free Day

by Matt Franklin | July 3, 2018

For immediate release: Brussels, 3/07/18  Press Contacts: Ariadna Rodrigo, Product Policy Campaigner, Zero Waste Europe:  +32 489 677 686 Justine Maillot, European Affairs Officer, Surfrider Foundation Europe:  +32 487 169 453   On #plasticbagfreeday, we call on Member States to put an end to plastic bag pollution, in line with the EU #plasticsstrategy & the […]


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Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]




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