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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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Report: Consumer goods companies are missing the mark with false solutions to the plastic pollution crisis

by admin | June 22, 2021

June 22, 2021 —- Top fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are churning out plastic pollution ‘solution’ projects that do very little to solve the plastic pollution crisis. The Break Free From Plastic global movement has tracked and analysed projects that seven major companies and eight alliances claim are part of their response to plastic […]

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Environmental NGOs call for hazardous waste exports and “dirty recycling” to end worldwide

by admin | June 8, 2021

BANGKOK/PRAGUE – In recognition of World Environment Day 2021, the NGOs EARTH (1,3) and Arnika (2,3) have called for an end to hazardous waste exports and dirty recycling industries through the universal ratification of the Basel Ban Amendment (4). As the world enters the UN decade of ecosystem restoration, pollution from dirty recycling continues to devastate […]

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Coca-Cola funds endless cleanups, but doesn’t prevent more plastic bottles ending up in our oceans

by admin | June 4, 2021

Coca-Cola partners with The Ocean Cleanup: Break Free From Plastic Reacts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brussels – June 4, 2021 The international movement of plastic-fighting NGO’s Break Free From Plastic reacts to the announcement of partnership between top plastic polluter Coca-Cola and The Ocean Cleanup: “If Coca-Cola really wants to solve their plastic bottle pollution, the […]

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Over 100 organizations express opposition to WtE Incineration Bill

by admin | June 4, 2021

Quezon City, Philippines— Civil society groups, informal waste workers associations, faith-based institutions, trade unions, academe and community-based organizations from all over the country called for the withdrawal of Senate Bill No. 1789, also known as the “Waste-to-Energy Act” authored by Senator Sherwin Gatchalian. In a letter sent to the Senate members of the 18th Congress […]

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