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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

by admin | January 16, 2019

by Christopher Joyce. Originally posted in NPR.   Try this: Write a list of every piece of plastic you touch in a day. I did it. I stopped counting at 56 items. Plastic is to our time what wood was for millennia. But unlike wood, most plastic doesn’t go away. It ends up as trash […]

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Philippines to the World: We are Not Your Dumping Ground

by admin | January 14, 2019

Container vans containing misdeclared mixed wastes from South Korea are set to be repatriated by the Bureau of Customs today, 13 January 2019, from Misamis Oriental, The Philippines. A total of 51 container vans will be sent back to South Korea, and is just part of the xx trash-filled container vans illegally sent by Verde […]

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As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

by admin | January 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 Oakland, CA—Jan. 10, 2019—As You Sow is challenging three of the world’s largest plastic resins manufacturers to disclose actions taken to prevent and remediate spills of pre-production plastic pellets into waterways during production or transport. Plastic pellets are estimated to be the second largest direct source […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

How mountains of U.S. plastic waste ended up in Malaysia, broken down by workers for $10 a day

by admin | January 8, 2019

Written by Shashank Bengali. Originally appeared in Los Angeles Times.   In a derelict warehouse complex plastered with “For Rent” signs an hour from the Malaysian capital, four women squatted on upturned buckets. Their fingernails were cracked and nubby, their headscarves dampened with sweat. Wielding hair dryers, they heated and peeled labels from a waist-high […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

The answer to plastic pollution is to not create waste in the first place

by admin | January 6, 2019

Written by Monica Wilson. Originally posted in The Guardian. With China refusing foreign waste under its new policy, countries are forced to handle their own plastic pollution As holiday shopping ramps up, so do the dizzying varieties of plastic packaging tossed in recycling bins. And while we wish a Christmas miracle would transform this old […]

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