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Asian Development Bank Asked to Stop Funding Fake Climate Solutions

by admin | May 5, 2021

Cebu City, Philippines – As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) convenes for its 54th Annual Meeting with the theme “Collaboration for Resilient and Green Recovery,” environment and climate activists and informal waste pickers in Cebu, Philippines affiliated under Sanlakas, No Burn Pilipinas, and EcoWaste Coalition staged a symbolic wreath laying protest action in the controversial and foreclosed Barangay Inayawan Sanitary Landfill to demand the withdrawal of ADB on all WtE incinerator projects in the city.

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“What We Waste” Report: Top Asian Countries With Sharpest Decline Of Market Share Of Refillables In The Beverage Industry Identified In Landmark Global Report

by admin | April 29, 2021

MANILA/JAKARTA/BANGKOK/NEW DELHI (April 29, 2021) --- Single-use beverage containers are rapidly displacing refillable systems in many parts of the world and resulting in massive increases in wastage and pollution, according to a new landmark report by international non-profit organisation Reloop[1},  which was released in a media briefing together with Changing Markets and #breakfreefromplastic. 

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Newly launched Plastic Atlas Asia edition provides an Asia-focused overview of the plastic pollution crisis

by admin | April 23, 2021

Joint publication also features a chapter on “plastic pandemic” revealing how the oil and gas industry will ramp up plastic production in the coming years  Hong Kong/Philippines/Tokyo/Dhaka/New Delhi (April 22, 2021) — On Earth Day (April 22), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Break Free From Plastic movement, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) published […]

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Green groups urge ADB to stop lending for Waste-to-Energy incinerators as response to climate and health crises

by admin | April 3, 2021

More than 50 environmental and human rights groups have urged the Asian Development Bank  (ADB) to stop funding waste-to-energy incinerators as the world faces climate, health, and economic crises. In a letter addressed to the Bank, the groups called on ADB to exclude waste-to-energy (WtE) incineration and other thermal-based technologies from the list of renewable […]

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More transparency, stringency needed to preserve human rights and environment from plastic waste imports, says C4 report

by admin | March 26, 2021

The Center to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4 Center) launched its report on plastic waste yesterday  with a webinar featuring a panel of experts, with the report and panel concluding that there needs to be  more transparent and stringent laws governing waste and recycling to preserve human rights, health and  the environment from local and […]

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