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Plastic Atlas demonstrates scale of plastic pollution crisis and solutions for a zero waste future 

by Matt Franklin | November 6, 2019

49 detailed infographics over 19 chapters cover many aspects of plastic production, consumption and disposal. Brussels/Manila/Washington D.C. – Today, the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the Break Free From Plastic movement have published the international English edition of the Plastic Atlas, holding launch events in the European Parliament in Brussels (quotes EC-FVP Frans Timmermans, MEP Bas […]

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Environmental activists: Call for the Indonesian government to tighten up plastic waste importation and its contaminants

by admin | August 29, 2019

Jakarta, 27 August 2019 – In 2017-2018 imports of plastic waste by Indonesian plastic and paper recycling companies increased dramatically, more than 150% compared to previous years. Malaysia, the Philippines, Cambodia, has returned more than 80 containers of mixed plastic waste mainly from the United States, which entered their country. Indonesia must seriously stop importing […]

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Identify the Problem to Find the Solution: UNEA 4 and Re-Framing the Plastic Issue

by Grace Smith, Geneva-based intern | March 4, 2019

From March 11th to 15th, Ministers of the Environment from 193 countries will gather in Nairobi, Kenya, for the fourth meeting of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) with the potential to propel our society into a new era of sustainability. UNEA, the official governing body of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the highest-level governing body […]

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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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