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G7 leaders release tepid plans for addressing climate change and ocean plastic pollution – Greenpeace response

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

Québec City, Canada – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the closure of what he described as “a successful G7 Summit with ambitious objectives” on the environmental front, including a status quo commitment on climate change and a G7 Ocean Plastics Charter endorsed by five nations. In response to the climate announcement, Greenpeace International Executive Director Jennifer […]

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Global Leaders Enable Dangerous Waste Burning Practices in G7 Plastics Charter

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 18, 2018

June 13, 2018 – The G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, signed by five nations, has already been criticized as “tepid,” and inadequate to the scale of the plastic pollution problem. Despite advocates calling for governments to set clear, binding targets for reduction of virgin plastics,  the G7 charter embraces weak “end of pipe” waste management approaches. Advocates around […]

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EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution

by Matt Franklin | June 11, 2018

This press release was published by the Rethink Plastic alliance. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels, 10/07/2018 The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted to strengthen the European Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. On behalf of the Rethink Plastic alliance, Meadhbh Bolger, resource justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth […]

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‘PLANET INEOS’ : THE QUEST TO FRACK FOR PLASTICS THREATENS AIR, WATER, AND CLIMATE

by admin | June 7, 2018

Food & Water Watch / Food & Water Europe documents delivered to No 10 Downing Street by fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and her son Jon Corré London/Brussels/ — Dame Vivienne Westwood and her son Joe Corré brought a vision of Armageddon today to No 10 on UN World Environment Day in a protest over pollution […]

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Big brands shamed for plastic pollution at global summit; Green group calls for accountability, drastic reduction

by Jed Alegado | June 6, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT Jed Alegado jed@breakfreefromplastic.org, Claire Arkin, claire@no-burn.org Vancouver, 6 June 2017—At the Global Sustainable Brands Summit today, evidence from brand audits exposed top global manufacturing companies Pepsi, Unilever, Nestle, and Coke amongst the companies most responsible for plastic pollution in India, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Speaking at the summit, Froilan Grate of […]

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