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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK and Ireland, trial alternatives globally

by Matt Franklin | June 18, 2018

This article was originally posted by Greenpeace USA and is available here. by Perry Wheeler June 15, 2018 Washington, DC – McDonald’s announced that it will phase out plastic straws in the UK and Ireland by 2019, and that it will trial alternatives to plastic straws in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden, Norway […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

G7 leaders release tepid plans for addressing climate change and ocean plastic pollution – Greenpeace response

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

Québec City, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of what he described as “a successful G7 Summit with ambitious objectives” on the environmental front, including a status quo commitment on climate change and a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter endorsed by five nations. In response to the climate announcement, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer […]

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Member Stories, News

Plastics crisis set to intensify as more countries look to restrict foreign waste

by admin | June 15, 2018

A man takes a break near at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China back in 2008. China moved to dramatically reduce foreign plastic waste imports in January. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images Data analysis reveals sharp rise in exports to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Poland amid concerns of countries being ‘flooded’ by waste imports. More […]

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‘PLANET INEOS’ : THE QUEST TO FRACK FOR PLASTICS THREATENS AIR, WATER, AND CLIMATE

by admin | June 7, 2018

Food & Water Watch / Food & Water Europe documents delivered to No 10 Downing Street by fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and her son Jon Corré London/Brussels/ — Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corré brought a vision of Armageddon today to No 10 on UN World Environment Day in a protest over pollution […]

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Brand Audit, News, Press Release

Activists call on G7 and corporations to end plastic pollution crisis

by admin | June 5, 2018

Washington, DC – New data collected through cleanups and brand audits confirms that some of the world’s largest corporations — including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble — are top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide. With the G7 set to release a plastics charter on World Oceans Day this week, the Break Free […]

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