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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 […]


Incineration, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

“Do your job and don’t violate the laws,” environmental groups told DENR

by Jed Alegado | January 27, 2019

PRESS RELEASE Quezon City, January 21, 2019–Environmental groups today trooped to the Department on Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) calling Secretary Roy Cimatu to respect the law and refrain from issuing the pending waste-to-energy guidelines which includes sections pertaining to waste-to-energy incineration. The groups, under the alliance No Burn Pilipinas, said issuance of such guidelines […]


News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Berkeley City Council Poised to Pass Ambitious Ordinance to Curb Disposable Foodware

by admin | January 17, 2019

Press Release [Berkeley, CA]  On January 22, 2019, the Berkeley City Council will vote on the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation in the US aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware. The “Disposable-Free Dining” ordinance will get its first reading at the December Berkeley City Council Meeting. A […]


Member Stories, News

Plastics on Hurricane Alley

by admin | December 11, 2018

A post-Harvey development frenzy in Texas opens up another front in the fight against fossil fuels. Written by Renée Feltz. Article originally appeared in The Progressive. A few times during our phone call, chirping from a gaggle of winged visitors threatens to drown out Errol Summerlin’s voice. He’s on his porch in Portland, Texas, describing […]




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