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Banks in Belgium are blind to their role in the plastics crisis

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | October 27, 2021

Banks in Belgium play an important role in exacerbating the plastic crisis. FairFin publishes a report today showing that banks in Belgium actively invest 78 billion in the food industry, one of the main users of single use plastics. The report was commissioned by environmental law charity ClientEarth. FairFin and ClientEarth ask banks to take […]

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The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo named top plastic polluters for the fourth year in a row

by admin | October 25, 2021

  COP26 sponsor Unilever rises in the ranks to be the world’s third worst plastic polluter according to 2021 Brand Audit October 25, 2021 — The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 4th consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic, whose latest global Brand Audit report […]

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Eco Groups Welcome Passage of National Single-Use Plastic Regulation

by admin | August 3, 2021

Quezon City, Philippines —The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition lauds the House of Representative for passing a national regulation on single-use plastic, which signifies a first step towards eradicating plastic pollution in the country.  “We welcome the timely passage of House Bill 9147 and we now challenge our Senators to act and pass a stronger national […]

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New report from Climate Tracker and Break Free from Plastic shines light on media coverage of plastics in Southeast Asia

by admin | July 9, 2021

On June 30, 2021, Climate Tracker and Break Free from Plastic launched a report titled The Plastic Pandemic: Has COVID-19 Shifted the Media Discourse on Plastics in Southeast Asia?, which assessed media coverage of plastics in Southeast Asia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report, which is the first of its kind as it […]

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Groups renew calls for stronger environmental protection amid Clean Air Act anniversary

by admin | June 28, 2021

Quezon City, Philippines— Environmental organizations, civil-society groups, faith-based institutions, academe, and community-based organizations are calling on the government for effective and sustainable environmental protection during the anniversary of the passage of the Clean Air Act into law on June 23. The Act prohibits the use of incinerators for waste disposal. The Philippines is the first […]

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