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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK and Ireland, trial alternatives globally

by Matt Franklin | June 18, 2018

This article was originally posted by Greenpeace USA and is available here. by Perry Wheeler June 15, 2018 Washington, DC – McDonald’s announced that it will phase out plastic straws in the UK and Ireland by 2019, and that it will trial alternatives to plastic straws in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden, Norway […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Global Leaders Enable Dangerous Waste Burning Practices in G7 Plastics Charter

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

June 13, 2018 – The G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, signed by five nations, has already been criticized as “tepid,” and inadequate to the scale of the plastic pollution problem. Despite advocates calling for governments to set clear, binding targets for reduction of virgin plastics,  the G7 charter embraces weak “end of pipe” waste management approaches. Advocates around […]

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Brand Audit, News, Press Release

Activists call on G7 and corporations to end plastic pollution crisis

by admin | June 5, 2018

Washington, DC – New data collected through cleanups and brand audits confirms that some of the world’s largest corporations — including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble — are top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide. With the G7 set to release a plastics charter on World Oceans Day this week, the Break Free […]

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News, Press Release

New Data from Five Philippine Cities Reveal Multinational Brands are the Country’s Top Plastic Polluters

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 1, 2018

Quezon City, Philippines (June 1, 2018) — New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country’s top sources of plastic pollution. Environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) presented the results of the […]

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News, Zero Waste Cities

Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]

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