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UMD students join #breakfreefromplastic

by admin | September 22, 2018

by The Standard-Times DARTMOUTH — UMass Dartmouth PIRG students joined Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution, in taking coastal and neighborhood cleanups a step further by naming the brands most responsible for the plastic pollution, according to a news release. From Sept. 9-15, groups under the #breakfreefromplastic banner have […]

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Member Stories, News

Most of Hong Kong and Taiwan’s dumped plastic bottles come from mainland China – but local drinks makers also urged to reduce waste

by admin | September 15, 2018

Some 66 per cent of plastic bottles collected along coasts were labelled in simplified Chinese characters, according to survey by local environmental group The Green Earth and other NGOs Written by Karen Zhang. Originally posted in South China Morning Post. Green groups in Hong Kong and Taiwan have called on mainland China and drinks makers […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Inside the global war on plastic pollution

by admin | September 11, 2018

Written by Joel Makower. Article originally posted in Green Biz. Part One of a two-part series. It is, in many ways, something out of the blue that everyone could see coming: an all-out battle against plastics, or at least plastic waste. It’s a fight that’s been brewing for years — decades, even. Indeed, its beginnings […]

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Member Stories, News

From plastic straws to a sea change for plastic

by admin | August 31, 2018

Written by Matt Prindiville. Article originally appeared here. Right now, we are all part of an interesting moment of change in our culture. In the span of a very short period of time, plastic straws have gone from a relatively accepted part of everyday existence to a niche-need product. As someone who works to end plastic […]

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Member Stories, News

‘Recyclable’ is a word, not a promise — most plastic goes to landfills

by admin | August 20, 2018

Only 9 percent of recyclable plastics end up at a recycling center and are recycled. Photo: Will Waldron / Albany (N.Y.) Times Union Written by Monica Wilson. Article originally posted here. It seems like every week, a corporation maligned for its role in the plastic pollution crisis comes out with some new recycling pledge, accompanied by […]

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