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Journalists under attack for their investigative work on global plastic waste trade

by admin | August 9, 2022

On July 27, 2022, independent freelance journalists Vedat Örüç and Elif Kurttaş, were attacked  while visiting an industrial area with dozens of recycling facilities in Adana, Türkiye. According to a post on Twitter by Vedat Örüç, the journalists entered a plastic recycling facility with permission from a facility’s employee. They were working on a story, […]

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US Supreme Court Limits Federal Government’s Ability to Control Pollution

by Comms Hub | June 30, 2022

June 30th, 2022, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v. EPA limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, undermining efforts to reduce climate-warming pollution from coal and gas-fired power plants. Today’s ruling creates a devastating impact on frontline communities […]

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Environmental Activists Protest Unilever’s Massive Plastic Sachet Waste Problem

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

JAKARTA (15 June 2022) – Environmental activists have gathered outside the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Convention Center on Wednesday (June 15), where PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk is having its 2022 annual shareholders meeting, to urge the company to quit sachets. Members of the Alliance for Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) brought mannequins dressed up in Unilever-branded […]

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400 organisations demand the world’s 5 biggest plastic polluters switch to reusable packaging for World Refill Day

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

A global coalition of over 400 global organisations have joined forces on World Refill Day to demand that the five biggest plastic polluters commit to ‘transparent, ambitious and accountable reuse and refill systems’.  In an open letter, organisations and members of the #breakfreefromplastic movement, including City to Sea (who are behind World Refill Day, the […]

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Waste Trade Bites: Vietnam Waste Woes

by Devayani Khare and Pui Yi Wong | May 9, 2022

In our last Waste Trade Bites, we highlighted how OECD countries* continue to send plastic waste to non-OECD countries. This means that richer countries are sending their waste to poorer countries. This month, we look into the waste trade between the second richest region in the world (EU-UK) and one recipient country – Vietnam. While […]

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