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Member Stories, News, UNEA

We need a legally binding treaty to make plastic pollution history

by Trisia Farrelly | March 21, 2019

A powerful marriage between the fossil fuel and plastic industries threatens to exacerbate the global plastic pollution crisis. The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) estimates the next five years will see a 33-36% surge in global plastics production. This will undermine all current efforts to manage plastic waste. It is time to stop trying (and failing) […]

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Member Stories, News

Here’s Why America Is Dumping Its Trash in Poorer Countries

by Dominique Mosbergen | March 20, 2019

The filthy secrets of the multibillion-dollar global recycling industry. This story was originally published by HuffPost. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Bales of plastic garbage, stacked 15 feet high, shimmered in the 100-degree heat. They gave off a faint chemical smell as they warped and softened under the equatorial sun. A canary-yellow Walmart clearance tag […]

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Brand Audit, News, Press Release

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

by Jed Alegado | October 9, 2018

For Immediate Release Manila, Philippines (October 9, 2018) — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whose packaging relies on […]

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