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On the Frontlines of the Plastics Fight on the Texas Gulf Coast

by Julia Widmann | April 2, 2019

Diane Wilson, San Antonio Bay Estuarine Waterkeeper and fourth generation Mid-Texas gulf coast shrimper, is keeping busy fighting Formosa Plastic Corporation’s pollution. She and an engaged community of activists are protesting Formosa’s continued release of plastic pellets and powder into Lacava Bay which threatens wildlife, human health, and the fishing and shrimping industries so essential to their livelihoods.   […]

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News, Plastic Policies

Nearly Half of Starbucks Shareholders Support As You Sow Proposal on Reusable Drinking Containers and Recycling Goals

by admin | March 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media contact: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 Oakland, CA—March 27, 2019—Nearly half of Starbucks’ shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting last week supported an As You Sow resolution to develop aggressive plans to meet packaging reuse and recycling goals. The 44.5% vote in favor represents $21 billion of investor support, far exceeding a similar […]

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My journey to unlearning and relearning the story of plastic pollution

by Skye Male | March 25, 2019

Having lived in the Philippines all my life, I’ve grown accustomed to seeing plastic trash pretty much anywhere—from sidewalks and business districts to mountainsides and white sand beaches. It would annoy the heck out of me, and I’d grumble about how undisciplined people are and how parents aren’t raising their children right and how the […]

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Member Stories, News

Here’s Why America Is Dumping Its Trash in Poorer Countries

by Dominique Mosbergen | March 20, 2019

The filthy secrets of the multibillion-dollar global recycling industry. This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bales of plastic garbage, stacked 15 feet high, shimmered in the 100-degree heat. They gave off a faint chemical smell as they warped and softened under the equatorial sun. A canary-yellow Walmart clearance tag […]

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Member Stories, News

Identify the Problem to Find the Solution: UNEA 4 and Re-Framing the Plastic Issue

by Grace Smith, Geneva-based intern | March 4, 2019

From March 11th to 15th, Ministers of the Environment from 193 countries will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with the potential to propel our society into a new era of sustainability. UNEA, the official governing body of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the highest-level governing body […]

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