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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global “brand audit” actions

by Jed Alegado | September 21, 2019

#BrandAudit2019 to highlight the power of citizens in holding corporate plastic polluters accountable (September 21, 2019) — On World Cleanup Day today, Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good, is highlighting the power of citizen action to hold corporate polluters accountable for the plastic pollution crisis.   Through its […]

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News, Press Release

Green groups push back on incineration plans in Australia

by admin | August 17, 2019

Calls on waste take back MANILA, Philippines (August 15, 2019)—Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that they will stop export of recyclable waste amid rising global plastic pollution concern and pushback from Asian countries who are at the receiving end of the waste trade. Green groups in and around the region are wary of […]

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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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Interviews, News

Advocacy group says ASEAN measure vs sea plastic pollution ‘falls short’

by admin | June 25, 2019

MANILA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should do more to end plastic pollution of the world’s oceans, an environmentalist group said on Sunday. Member nations of ASEAN on Saturday adopted the Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region, which seeks to “prevent and significantly reduce” marine plastic pollution. But Jed […]

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News, Press Release

Groups say goodbye to Canada waste, urge PH government to ban all waste imports immediately

by admin | May 30, 2019

30 May 2019, the Philippines – As the Philippines bid goodbye to the Canadian waste, six years after it was discovered in Philippine ports, environmental groups are calling on the Philippine government to ban all waste imports in the Philippines and ratify the Basel Ban Amendment. This follows the discovery of several other waste shipments […]

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