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Activists call on G7 and corporations to end plastic pollution crisis

by admin | June 5, 2018

Washington, DC – New data collected through cleanups and brand audits confirms that some of the world’s largest corporations — including Coca-Cola, Unilever, Nestlé, and Procter & Gamble — are top contributors to single-use plastic pollution worldwide. With the G7 set to release a plastics charter on World Oceans Day this week, the Break Free […]

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On World Environment Day, green groups in India tell corporations: Stop causing plastic pollution

by Jed Alegado | June 4, 2018

Thousands of volunteers participated in the pan-India waste and brand audits. Photo by Roshan P. Rai of Zero Waste Himalaya New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations in  India challenged corporations to beat plastic pollution by drastically reducing the production and use of single-use and low-value plastic. […]

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New Data from Five Philippine Cities Reveal Multinational Brands are the Country’s Top Plastic Polluters

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 1, 2018

Quezon City, Philippines (June 1, 2018) — New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country’s top sources of plastic pollution. Environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) presented the results of the […]

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European Commission steps forward to cut on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning

by Matt Franklin | May 28, 2018

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics.

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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India

by Jed Alegado | May 17, 2018

MUMBAI, India (May 16, 2018) — As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups are launching today an unprecedented coordinated waste and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled to happen from May 16 to May 30 in the cities of Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru along with various […]

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