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Norway’s groundbreaking amendment to stop plastic dumping gains massive support

by Matt Franklin | May 4, 2019

04/05/19, 1330, GENEVA Contact: Von Hernandez #breakfreefromplastic Global Coordinator,, +63 917 526 3050 Today, at 14th Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14), discussions began on the amendment proposed by Norway and supported by more than 600,000 people around the world which would restrict the international trade of plastic waste. If passed, […]


Brand Audit, Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Solving the plastic pollution crisis requires focus on another ‘R’ — responsibility

by Tom Dowdall | February 27, 2019

By emphasizing recyclability and recycling over reduction and elimination of plastic waste, major companies are still ducking their responsibility to tackle plastic pollution. The problem with plastic is not new. For decades the plastics and packaging industry has combined with food and beverages companies to frame it as a “litter” problem. Individuals littering are the […]


Plastic Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

“Zero Waste Cities Forum” gathers LGUs to take on plastic challenge

by Jed Alegado | January 31, 2019

Officials mull plastic bans and other policies to implement RA 9003, curb plastic pollution Quezon City, 31 January 2019—Hundreds of local government unit (LGU) officials across the country gathered today in a forum in Quezon City to discuss policies that will help bring an end to plastic pollution—and usher in sustainable, Zero Waste Cities in […]