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Why Plans to Turn America’s Rust Belt into a New Plastics Belt Are Bad News for the Climate

by admin | November 4, 2018

Written by Sharon Kelly. Originally posted in Desmog. The petrochemical industry anticipates spending a total of over $200 billion on factories, pipelines, and other infrastructure in the U.S. that will rely on shale gas, the American Chemistry Council announced in September. Construction is already underway at many sites. This building spree would dramatically expand the […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 24, 2018

National governments must follow suit, say campaigners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Strasbourg, 24/10/2018 The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, and national governments must now show the same ambition, according to the Rethink Plastic alliance. An overwhelming majority in the European Parliament voted today to strengthen the European Commission’s […]

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Press Release, Policies

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 10/10/2018 Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs has warned. The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on […]

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Oil and gas, Member Stories, News

#Fracking4Plastics – a link that drives plastic and climate pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

By Andy Gheorghiu, Food and Water Europe I guess that when people think of plastic pollution most of the time they think of single use plastic items (such as plastic bags, cotton buds, plastic straws, and food & beverage packaging). I also guess that – when people think about getting active against plastic pollution – […]

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Press Release, Brand Audit, News

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

by Jed Alegado | October 9, 2018

For Immediate Release Manila, Philippines (October 9, 2018) — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whose packaging relies on […]

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