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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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Stop Being the Dump Site: Environmental Activists Remind Jokowi

by Alliance of Zero Waste Indonesia | July 2, 2019

Jakarta, June 25th, 2019 – In 2015, scientists reported Indonesia as second highest contributors of global plastic polluter into the ocean. Considering China’s strict policy and other ASEAN country’s strong position in global plastic waste trade crisis, environmental activists are warning Presiden Joko Widodo on Indonesia’s absence for response and not to let Indonesia replace China’s rank […]


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How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste

by Dominique Mosbergen | May 22, 2019

When President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act into law last October, he painted a grim picture of just how dire marine plastic pollution had become. “Every year, over 8 million tons of garbage is dumped into our oceans,” he declared. “This waste, trash and debris harms not only marine life, but […]


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The answer to plastic pollution is to not create waste in the first place

by admin | January 6, 2019

Written by Monica Wilson. Originally posted in The Guardian. With China refusing foreign waste under its new policy, countries are forced to handle their own plastic pollution As holiday shopping ramps up, so do the dizzying varieties of plastic packaging tossed in recycling bins. And while we wish a Christmas miracle would transform this old […]