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Greenpeace Ships Set Sail to Tackle the Global Plastic Pollution Crisis

by Graham Forbes | February 15, 2019

Corporations have created a plastic monster. More than 90 percent of the plastics ever produced have not been recycled, yet corporations have plans to dramatically increase their production of plastic packaging. With plastic production set to quadruple by 2050, recycling can never be enough to solve this problem. But the global movement to hold these corporations accountable is growing. […]

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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

by admin | January 16, 2019

by Christopher Joyce. Originally posted in NPR.   Try this: Write a list of every piece of plastic you touch in a day. I did it. I stopped counting at 56 items. Plastic is to our time what wood was for millennia. But unlike wood, most plastic doesn’t go away. It ends up as trash […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

by Matt Franklin | December 19, 2018

However, reduction targets missing and collection targets delayed, campaigners warn FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels,  19/12/2018 After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU. The agreed text is a significant step forward in tackling plastic pollution, but does not fully address the urgency of the plastics […]

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Press Release, Plastic Policies

EU Parliament and Commission firm on cutting plastic pollution, governments must follow

by Matt Franklin | November 26, 2018

Producer responsibility requirements must be stronger, campaigners warn FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 26/11/2018 “The fight against plastic pollution is one that we can win. The EU plastics laws initiated by the Commission and endorsed by the Parliament are a first step towards a future where plastic doesn’t poison us. If we commit to this together, nobody loses, […]

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Member Stories, Plastic Policies

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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