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Green groups question Government’s sinister moves to lift the ban on incineration

by admin | December 19, 2019

(Quezon City, Philippines, December 16, 2019)—Environment groups today lambasted the Philippine government’s moves to lift the anti-incineration provisions of the Clean Air Act and Ecological Solid Waste Management Act. On November 13, the bills amending these laws  passed at the committee level in Congress to make way for thermal waste-to-energy facilities, which are essentially still […]

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News, Member Stories

Green groups to DENR: Stop being an apologist for the plastics industry!

by admin | November 14, 2019

Plastic Monster-in-the-box installations delivered at the DENR headquarters Quezon City, Philippines (November 14, 2019) — Environmental groups belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement today delivered monstrous plastic installations at the  Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to expose the agency’s hypocritical and pro-industry stance on plastic pollution.  Representatives of environmental organizations Ecowaste Coalition, Greenpeace […]

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Press Release, Brand Audit

Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo named top plastic polluters for the second year in a row

by Matt Franklin | October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 Manila, Philippines – Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the top 3 most identified companies in global brand audits for the second year in a row, according to a new report “BRANDED Volume II: Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters.” Four hundred and eighty-four cleanups in over 50 countries and 6 continents, […]

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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global “brand audit” actions

by Jed Alegado | September 21, 2019

#BrandAudit2019 to highlight the power of citizens in holding corporate plastic polluters accountable (September 21, 2019) — On World Cleanup Day today, Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good, is highlighting the power of citizen action to hold corporate polluters accountable for the plastic pollution crisis.   Through its […]

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Press Release, News

Green groups push back on incineration plans in Australia

by admin | August 17, 2019

Calls on waste take back MANILA, Philippines (August 15, 2019)—Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that they will stop export of recyclable waste amid rising global plastic pollution concern and pushback from Asian countries who are at the receiving end of the waste trade. Green groups in and around the region are wary of […]

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