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Plastic Policies, Press Release, UNEA

Tyranny of the Minority Slows International Progress on Addressing Plastic Pollution

by admin | March 15, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 15, 2019 UNEA-4 Agreement Does Not Deliver at Scale and Urgency Needed Nairobi, Kenya – At the 4th session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-4), member states of the UN Environment Programme failed to meet expectations to confront the ever-growing plastic-pollution crisis threatening our waterways, ecosystems, and health. At UNEA-4, member […]

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Member Stories, News, Zero Waste Cities

A zero-waste Philippines is possible

by Froilan Grate and Jed Alegado | February 13, 2019

Five years ago, Presidential Proclamation No. 760, signed by former president Benigno S. Aquino III, officially declared the month of January as Zero Waste Month. The proclamation defined “zero waste” as “an advocacy that promotes designing and managing products and processes to systematically avoid and eliminate the volume and toxicity of waste and materials, and […]

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Press Release, Plastic Policies

Polluters Bury their Heads in the Sand Instead of Committing to Reduce their Plastic Footprint

by Jed Alegado | October 29, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nusa Dua (Bali, Indonesia), October 29th — Today at the Our Ocean conference, corporations are yet again refusing to take responsibility for their role in creating and perpetuating the plastic pollution crisis. At a side-event organised by Ocean Conservancy and Circulate Capital, companies exposed as the world’s Top Polluters by the recent […]

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Press Release, Brand Audit

Corporate Leadership Badly Needed to Reverse Plastic Pollution Crisis

by Jed Alegado | October 28, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bali, Indonesia (October 28, 2018) — On the eve of Our Ocean Conference 2018, the global #breakfreefromplastic movement challenged corporations to  demonstrate real leadership to reverse the plastic pollution crisis instead of making more hollow commitments and empty gestures, which only tend to perpetuate the problem. “To put an end to the […]

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News, Member Stories

To break free from plastic is to stop plastic where it starts

by Jed Alegado | September 27, 2018

by Jed Alegado, #breakfreefromplastic Asia-Pacific Communications Officer A report of the Center for Environmental Law (CIEL) states that “99% of plastics are produced from chemicals sourced from fossil fuels.” U.S. plastics production is located in regions near fossil fuel extraction especially in the Gulf Coast, and Appalachia where communities are fighting proposed expansion of the […]

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