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Incineration, Oil and gas, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Green groups call on Japan, G20 to show genuine leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis

by Jed Alegado | June 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANILA, Philippines (June 28, 2019) — As the G20 summit opens in Osaka, Japan, a coalition of more than 800 environmental organizations worldwide is challenging the heads of state to show leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis by addressing overproduction, rather than focusing on waste. The proposed voluntary marine plastics framework […]

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News, Interviews

Advocacy group says ASEAN measure vs sea plastic pollution ‘falls short’

by admin | June 25, 2019

MANILA – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should do more to end plastic pollution of the world’s oceans, an environmentalist group said on Sunday. Member nations of ASEAN on Saturday adopted the Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in ASEAN Region, which seeks to “prevent and significantly reduce” marine plastic pollution. But Jed […]

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News, Press Release

Groups say goodbye to Canada waste, urge PH government to ban all waste imports immediately

by admin | May 30, 2019

30 May 2019, the Philippines – As the Philippines bid goodbye to the Canadian waste, six years after it was discovered in Philippine ports, environmental groups are calling on the Philippine government to ban all waste imports in the Philippines and ratify the Basel Ban Amendment. This follows the discovery of several other waste shipments […]

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Press Release, waste imports

Green groups call on Southeast Asian governments to resist waste imports

by Jed Alegado | May 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines (May 24, 2019) — Southeast Asian environmental non-governmental organizations are calling on their respective governments to strictly enforce bans on illegally shipped wastes from developed countries. “The recent news about waste shipments being discovered at the shores of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Malaysia is alarming. When the wealthy nations clean up, it should […]

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Brand Audit, Incineration, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Green groups to Nestlé: “Own up, pay up, clean up your act!”

by admin | April 10, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANILA, Philippines (April 10, 2019) — A day before Nestlé’s Annual General Meeting, over a hundred activists belonging to the global #breakfreefromplastic movement trooped to Nestlé’s Philippine headquarters today to demand accountability for their role in abetting the country’s  plastic pollution crisis. Accompanied by four higantes (giant mascots) carrying a serpent-like plastic monster, […]

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