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Incineration, Policies, Press Release

Green groups challenge ADB to innovate, not incinerate

by Jed Alegado | November 12, 2018

Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 9 November 2018 — Green groups today challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to live up to its stated mandate and stop financing any form of waste incineration. Incineration, including so-called “waste-to-energy” (WTE) incineration, is a dangerous, costly, and unsustainable method of treating waste. The groups contend that ADB is flouting local and […]

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Policies, Press Release

EcoWaste Coalition Slams Boatload of Garbage from South Korea, Calls for Immediate Return of Misdeclared Garbage to Its Origin, Group urges PH to ban importation of waste plastic

by Jed Alegado | November 12, 2018

10 November 2018, Quezon City.  A national environmental health and justice organization denounced the entry of misdeclared plastic trash from South Korea, a highly developed economy, to a country like the Philippines, which is struggling to address its own garbage woes. Fearing a repeat of the still unresolved Canadian garbage dumping scandal, the Quezon City-based […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 24, 2018

National governments must follow suit, say campaigners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Strasbourg, 24/10/2018 The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, and national governments must now show the same ambition, according to the Rethink Plastic alliance. An overwhelming majority in the European Parliament voted today to strengthen the European Commission’s […]

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Policies, Press Release

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners.   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 10/10/2018 Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs has warned. The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on […]

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Member Stories, News, Oil and gas

#Fracking4Plastics – a link that drives plastic and climate pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

By Andy Gheorghiu, Food and Water Europe I guess that when people think of plastic pollution most of the time they think of single use plastic items (such as plastic bags, cotton buds, plastic straws, and food & beverage packaging). I also guess that – when people think about getting active against plastic pollution – […]

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