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Industry needs to step up its game and design plastic out of our systems

by admin | July 15, 2018

Informal waste workers of Mumbai sorting through and separating the recyclables. Pic Credit: Pratibha Sharma Why the Maharashtra plastic ban requires a closer look… By: Pratibha Sharma, India Regional Coordinator, GAIA Asia Pacific Maharashtra’s plastic ban can be seen as a step closer to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s pledge to end the use of single-use […]

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On World Environment Day, green groups in Asia call for corporations to clean up their mess

by Jed Alegado | June 5, 2018

New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations from India, the Philippines, and Indonesia called on multinational corporations to take responsibility for the pollution caused by their products, particularly in Asia. Waste and brand audits conducted in the three countries show multinational corporations to be the top sources […]

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News, Brand Audit, Press Release

Activists call on G7 and corporations to end plastic pollution crisis

by admin | June 5, 2018

Washington, DC – New data collected through cleanups and brand audits confirms that some of the world’s largest corporations — including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble — are top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide. With the G7 set to release a plastics charter on World Oceans Day this week, the Break Free […]

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Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

On World Environment Day, green groups in India tell corporations: Stop causing plastic pollution

by Jed Alegado | June 4, 2018

Thousands of volunteers participated in the pan-India waste and brand audits. Photo by Roshan P. Rai of Zero Waste Himalaya New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations in  India challenged corporations to beat plastic pollution by drastically reducing the production and use of single-use and low-value plastic. […]

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