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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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On World Environment Day, green groups in Asia call for corporations to clean up their mess

by Jed Alegado | June 5, 2018

New Delhi, India (June 4, 2018) — On the eve of World Environment Day, environmental organizations from India, the Philippines, and Indonesia called on multinational corporations to take responsibility for the pollution caused by their products, particularly in Asia. Waste and brand audits conducted in the three countries show multinational corporations to be the top sources […]

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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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