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Plastic waste problems without a solution are still haunting the country

by admin | February 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Despite Malaysia having sent a total of 3,737 metric tonnes of unwanted waste back to 13 countries as of January 2020, it is still saddled with tonnes of illegally disposed plastic waste across the country. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned over such indiscriminate dumping of plastic wastes which poses environmental […]

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Groups file ‘notice to sue’ DENR to douse waste incinerators

by admin | January 27, 2020

Environmental defense lawyers and zero waste activists belong to the No Burn Pilipinas threaten to sue DENR for serious lapses in enforcing the Clean Air Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, particularly for circumventing the ban on waste incineration and for its failure to phase out non-environmentally products and packaging materials like plastic. […]

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Nurdle Hunt in Port of Antwerp & Schelde (estuary of river Scheldt – Belgium & The Netherlands)

by Matt Franklin | November 3, 2019

Science, environmental activism and a refreshing family excursion! On November 3, 2019 Antwerpen Schaliegasvrij (Shale Free Antwerp) is organizing a plastic nurdle hunt in the Scheldt estuary. The aim of the action is to obtain a clear picture of the seriousness of the pollution caused by these ‘plastic granules’ (‘nurdles’ or ‘pellets’ in English) in […]

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TEJAS STATEMENT – AUGUST 2, 2019 BAYTOWN EXXONMOBIL OLEFINS PLANT – POLYPROPYLENE FIRE & EXPLOSION

by Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services | August 5, 2019

July 31, 2019, at 11:00am ExxonMobil Olefins Plant, a petrochemical facility located in Baytown, Texas next to ExxonMobil refinery experienced an explosion at 11:00 am. A polypropylene unit erupted in flames from causes yet to be known. Polypropylene is a plastic feedstock derived from the processing of natural gas. Natural gas goes through “gas separation” […]

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