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Green groups call on Japan, G20 to show genuine leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis

by Jed Alegado | June 28, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MANILA, Philippines (June 28, 2019) — As the G20 summit opens in Osaka, Japan, a coalition of more than 800 environmental organizations worldwide is challenging the heads of state to show leadership in tackling the plastic pollution crisis by addressing overproduction, rather than focusing on waste. The proposed voluntary marine plastics framework […]

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How America Is Sabotaging The Global War On Plastic Waste

by Dominique Mosbergen | May 22, 2019

When President Donald Trump signed the bipartisan Save Our Seas Act into law last October, he painted a grim picture of just how dire marine plastic pollution had become. “Every year, over 8 million tons of garbage is dumped into our oceans,” he declared. “This waste, trash and debris harms not only marine life, but […]

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Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

by admin | May 15, 2019

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of […]

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Texas should put communities first

by Priscilla Villa | March 28, 2019

The fracking boom is driving environmental disasters like the Intercontinental Terminal Company (ITC) Deer Park petrochemical fire. The ITC fire isn’t the first such disaster, and so long as Texas government prioritizes oil and gas industry profits ahead of public health, it won’t be the last. Facilities like ITC’s are proposed for the Gulf Coast […]

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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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