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Plastic Bags Ban in Jakarta: Pro-Environment Policy Awakens Community Optimism Towards Earth-Saving Efforts

by admin | January 10, 2020

Jakarta (January 10, 2020). The Governor of Jakarta Province, Anies Baswedan, has just issued Regulation of the Governor of Jakarta Province Number 142 of 2019 concerning Obligations to Use Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags at Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, and Traditional Markets. The long-awaited regulation has been welcomed by the people of Jakarta Province, as news of […]

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Incineration, Member Stories, News

A failure to face the climate emergency

by Sirine Rached | January 9, 2020

2019 saw intensifying climate chaos and mobilization for decisive action. Days before COP25 was due to start in Madrid under Chile’s presidency, the UN Environment Programme announced that countries had to cut their global greenhouse gas emissions by 7.6% every year until 2030 to get on track for the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Agreement […]

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Member Stories, News

BFFP U.S. shares the biggest victories of 2019!

by admin | December 19, 2019

Get to know Break Free From Plastic U.S.! Our groups are campaigning for systems change all across the plastic pollution lifecycle, from extraction to dumping & burning and everything in between. Hear from our members directly on the biggest victories from 2019! – Shilpi Chhotray, Senior Communications Officer, Break Free From Plastic US/Global   Diane […]

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News, Press Release

New Program to Disclose Plastic Pellet Spills ‘Falls Short’

by admin | December 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—DEC. 13, 2019—The American Chemistry Council and Plastics Industry Association announced Thursday a new program to help manage and prevent the accidental release of plastic pellets into the environment. The program requires companies to report unrecovered releases greater than 0.5 liters or 0.5 kilograms. Reported releases will then be aggregated and […]

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News, Press Release

Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services & Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA)

by admin | December 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, 11/28/19 STATEMENT ON TPC CHEMICAL DISASTER On the morning of Wednesday, November 27, 2019, an explosion involving a processing unit was reported at TPC Group Port Neches, Texas Operations site, east of Houston and less than 10-miles from Port Arthur Texas. No official statement has disclosed the full names of chemicals […]

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