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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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Press Release, Policies

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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Oil and gas, Member Stories, News

#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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News, Brand Audit

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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