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Incineration, Oil and gas, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Green groups call on Japan, G20 to show genuine leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis

by Jed Alegado | June 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANILA, Philippines (June 28, 2019) — As the G20 summit opens in Osaka, Japan, a coalition of more than 800 environmental organizations worldwide is challenging the heads of state to show leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis by addressing overproduction, rather than focusing on waste. The proposed voluntary marine plastics framework […]

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Press Release, waste imports

Green groups call on Southeast Asian governments to resist waste imports

by Jed Alegado | May 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2019) — Southeast Asian environmental non-governmental organizations are calling on their respective governments to strictly enforce bans on illegally shipped wastes from developed countries. “The recent news about waste shipments being discovered at the shores of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia is alarming. When the wealthy nations clean up, it should […]

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Brand Audit, Incineration, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Green groups to Nestlé: “Own up, pay up, clean up your act!”

by admin | April 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANILA, Philippines (April 10, 2019) — A day before Nestlé’s Annual General Meeting, over a hundred activists belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement trooped to Nestlé’s Philippine headquarters today to demand accountability for their role in abetting the country’s  plastic pollution crisis. Accompanied by four higantes (giant mascots) carrying a serpent-like plastic monster, […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Cebu: On the road to a plastic free future

by Beau Baconguis | March 21, 2019

Cebu is a major tourist destination in the Philippines. From January to June 2018, domestic and international tourist arrivals were recorded at 3.87 million and 1.89 million, respectively. With the influx of tourist comes the increase in consumption and, consequently, increase in waste generation particularly plastics. In 2017, the Provincial government allocated 40 million pesos […]

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Member Stories, News

Challenges in Asian nations’ plastics fight

by Prime Sarmiento | February 28, 2019

Fundamental changes needed to tackle waste management, analysts suggest Late last year, the carcass of a sperm whale that washed ashore in eastern Indonesia was found to contain a huge lump of plastic waste-including bags and cups. The discovery came six months after an autopsy of a pilot whale was spotted in a southern Thai […]

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