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Green groups urge ADB to stop lending for Waste-to-Energy incinerators as response to climate and health crises

by admin | April 3, 2021

More than 50 environmental and human rights groups have urged the Asian Development Bank  (ADB) to stop funding waste-to-energy incinerators as the world faces climate, health, and economic crises. In a letter addressed to the Bank, the groups called on ADB to exclude waste-to-energy (WtE) incineration and other thermal-based technologies from the list of renewable […]

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More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports, says C4 report

by admin | March 26, 2021

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) launched its report on plastic waste yesterday  with a webinar featuring a panel of experts, with the report and panel concluding that there needs to be  more transparent and stringent laws governing waste and recycling to preserve human rights, health and  the environment from local and […]

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Comprehensive Federal Legislation Addresses the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by Brett Nadrich | March 25, 2021

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 builds upon state and local laws across the country with proven plastic reduction strategies. WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) will reintroduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, the most comprehensive bill to address the plastic pollution crisis ever introduced in […]

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Top PH plastic polluters revealed; Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

by admin | March 22, 2021

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of the Philippine version of the 2020 Brand Audit Report [1], which found […]

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Top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam identified, Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance calls for ‘locking the plastic valve’ in plastics pollution

by admin | March 13, 2021

Da Nang, March 11, 2021 - A recent report shows Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle as the top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam.  This is according to the Vietnam Waste Assessment and Brand Audit Report (2018-2020) published by Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance (VZWA) and its member organizations.

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