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VICTORY FOR HEALTH OF LA RESIDENTS: DINOSAUR INCINERATOR IN COMMERCE GOES EXTINCT

by admin | June 29, 2018

Commerce, CA, U.S. June 27, 2018–The city of Commerce has announced that the Commerce “Refuse to Energy” Facility will be decommissioned, citing inefficient operating costs as the primary cause. The plant will close on June 30, 2018. Environmental Justice groups including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice  applauded the news as a victory for communities who have […]

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Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]

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China ban sees UK plastic waste exports to Malaysia trebling

by admin | June 26, 2018

by FMT Reporters. Original article posted here. Plastics are being recycled in Malaysia into pellets to be turned into other valuable items. PETALING JAYA: In the four months since China imposed a ban on plastics, UK waste being exported to Malaysia has more than trebled, making it the main destination for British plastics. Exports to Vietnam […]

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Press Release

Virtuous Municipalities to Starbucks: please do not use disposable cups in Italy

by Matt Franklin | June 25, 2018

This press release, produced by Comuni Virtuosi, was translated into English and published on the Zero Waste Europe website by Roberta Arbinolo “We call on Starbucks to say no to disposable cups and glasses in the new shop due to open in Milan in September, and make it a sustainability best practice in Europe and […]

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McDonald’s to phase out plastic straws in UK and Ireland, trial alternatives globally

by Matt Franklin | June 18, 2018

This article was originally posted by Greenpeace USA and is available here. by Perry Wheeler June 15, 2018 Washington, DC – McDonald’s announced that it will phase out plastic straws in the UK and Ireland by 2019, and that it will trial alternatives to plastic straws in select restaurants in the U.S., France, Sweden, Norway […]

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