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Plastics crisis set to intensify as more countries look to restrict foreign waste

by admin | June 15, 2018

A man takes a break near at a plastics recycling mill in Wuhan, China back in 2008. China moved to dramatically reduce foreign plastic waste imports in January. Photo: China Photos/Getty Images Data analysis reveals sharp rise in exports to Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and Poland amid concerns of countries being ‘flooded’ by waste imports. More […]

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‘PLANET INEOS’ : THE QUEST TO FRACK FOR PLASTICS THREATENS AIR, WATER, AND CLIMATE

by admin | June 7, 2018

Food & Water Watch / Food & Water Europe documents delivered to No 10 Downing Street by fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and her son Jon Corré London/Brussels/ — Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corré brought a vision of Armageddon today to No 10 on UN World Environment Day in a protest over pollution […]

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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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Eight Easy Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Waste

by admin | June 2, 2018

Brown Pelican juvenile tossing plastic spoon up in the air. Photo: Sebastian Kennerknecht/Minden Pictures By doing so, you’ll be helping birds and other wildlife. If there’s one material we can’t seem to live without, it’s plastic. And there’s a reason for that: It’s cheap, durable, and lightweight, making it perfect for everything from iPhones to eyewear. But what makes plastic so […]

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News, Zero Waste Cities

Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]

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