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US accused of blocking ambitious global action against plastic pollution

by Sandra Laville | March 21, 2019

Commitments agreed at UN conference in Kenya do not go far enough, say green groups Environmental groups involved in talks at a United Nations conference in Kenya have accused the US of blocking an ambitious global response to plastic pollution. Representatives of countries at the UN environment conference in Nairobi this week agreed to significantly reduce single-use plastics over […]

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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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A New Paradigm for Plastics

by Lili Fuhr and Jane Patton | March 7, 2019

By focusing environmental and public-health debates on the issue of waste-management, plastics producers have managed to conceal the elephant in the room. But governments and consumers can no longer ignore the fact that plastic is a problem at all stages of its life cycle – not just after it ends up in the ocean. BERLIN […]

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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

Year’s worth of sachet use in the Philippines can cover entire Metro Manila 1 foot deep in plastic waste

by Jed Alegado | March 7, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE New quantitative evidence reveals the extent of plastic pollution in the Philippines Manila, Philippines (March 7, 2019) —Filipinos use more than 163 million plastic sachet packets, 48 million sando bags and 45 million labo bags daily. These numbers were revealed in a new report released today by environmental organization Global Alliance for […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies

Coming full circle to combat climate change

by Emily Vidovich | March 6, 2019

“People don’t often link plastic pollution right to climate change,” said Lauren Moore of UPSTREAM, an organization that advocates for a circular economy. But she emphasized that plastic products do not materialize effortlessly, just as they do not disappear when thrown away. “Plastic creates pollution right from when it’s made, and then continues to create pollution,” Moore said. […]

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