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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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Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Repeal of the incineration ban to worsen waste woes, expert warns

by Jed Alegado | July 3, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (July 3, 2018) — Filipinos should prepare for the worst impacts of dirty disposal technologies if the government decides to repeal the ban on waste incineration, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, a former DOST Balik Scientist and expert on waste management warned. “Thermal waste-to-energy facilities will not solve our waste problems but rather make things […]

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Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Big brands shamed for plastic pollution at global summit; Green group calls for accountability, drastic reduction

by Jed Alegado | June 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Jed Alegado jed@breakfreefromplastic.org, Claire Arkin, claire@no-burn.org Vancouver, 6 June 2017—At the Global Sustainable Brands Summit today, evidence from brand audits exposed top global manufacturing companies Pepsi, Unilever, Nestle, and Coke amongst the companies most responsible for plastic pollution in India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Speaking at the summit, Froilan Grate of […]

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On World Environment Day, green groups in Asia call for corporations to clean up their mess

by Jed Alegado | June 5, 2018

New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations from India, the Philippines, and Indonesia called on multinational corporations to take responsibility for the pollution caused by their products, particularly in Asia. Waste and brand audits conducted in the three countries show multinational corporations to be the top sources […]

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