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Dozens of companies launch US$1 billion bid to end plastic pollution in Asia but environmentalists dismiss it as ‘greenwashing’ stunt

by Charles McDermid | February 13, 2019

Since China banned plastic waste imports in January 2018, Southeast Asia has become the world’s dumping ground Thailand had a 2,000 per cent jump in the imports of US plastic waste in the first six months of 2018 A new oil and chemical industry-led global alliance founded to tackle Asia’s crippling plastic waste crisis has […]

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EU moves to ban microplastics in most products

by Matt Franklin | January 30, 2019

(Photo by MPCA Photos)   This press release was originally issued by the Rethink Plastic alliance. The European policy alliance of the #breakfreefromplastic movement. Brussels, 30 January 2019 – The EU will use its powerful chemical laws to stop most microplastics and microbeads being added to cosmetics, paints, detergents, some farm, medical and other products, according to […]

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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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Philippines to the World: We are Not Your Dumping Ground

by admin | January 14, 2019

Container vans containing misdeclared mixed wastes from South Korea are set to be repatriated by the Bureau of Customs today, 13 January 2019, from Misamis Oriental, The Philippines. A total of 51 container vans will be sent back to South Korea, and is just part of the xx trash-filled container vans illegally sent by Verde […]

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As You Sow Seeks Transparency on Plastic Pellet Spills from Large Petrochemical Producers including Chevron, Dow, and Exxon

by admin | January 14, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 Oakland, CA—Jan. 10, 2019—As You Sow is challenging three of the world’s largest plastic resins manufacturers to disclose actions taken to prevent and remediate spills of pre-production plastic pellets into waterways during production or transport. Plastic pellets are estimated to be the second largest direct source […]

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