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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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Australian waste export ban signals green light for dangerous waste incineration industry

by admin | August 17, 2019

Media release 12th August 2019 The Prime Minister’s announcement and COAG support for a ban on waste exports should be cautiously welcomed and is long overdue following the embarrassing revelations of Australian illegal waste dumping in South East Asia. However, it seems certain that the announcement is designed to distract from a major government push […]

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Member Stories

What Happens to NZ’s Plastic Exports? Stories from Receiving Countries

by admin | July 1, 2020

Following China’s National Sword Programme, most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s (NZ) post-consumer plastics now go to Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Member Stories

Chemicals in food packaging: a global health threat

by admin | March 9, 2020

Environment groups in Asia Pacific call on policy makers to beef up single-use plastics ban; phase-out toxic chemicals from food packaging; and mandate safe, reusable alternatives Australia/India/Malaysia/Nepal/Philippines—Close to 200 environmental and public health organizations led by the UNWRAPPED Project (UPSTREAM, Zero Waste Europe, and GAIA) released a Call to Action in response to a recently […]

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Member Stories, News

‘Plastic Soup:’ Photos and Q&A with author of new book documenting plastic pollution and solutions

by Mike Gaworecki | April 13, 2019

Earth’s oceans are drowning in plastic. Humans created 311 million metric tons of the stuff in 2014, and it is expected that we’ll be making four times as much by 2050 — yet only about 5 percent of plastic is currently recycled. It’s been estimated that 8 million metric tons of the plastic that goes […]

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