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Plastic pollution: countries show their true colours on the International Plastic Bag Free Day

by Matt Franklin | July 3, 2018

For immediate release: Brussels, 3/07/18  Press Contacts: Ariadna Rodrigo, Product Policy Campaigner, Zero Waste Europe: ariadna@zerowasteeurope.eu  +32 489 677 686 Justine Maillot, European Affairs Officer, Surfrider Foundation Europe: jmaillot@surfrider.eu  +32 487 169 453   On #plasticbagfreeday, we call on Member States to put an end to plastic bag pollution, in line with the EU #plasticsstrategy & the […]

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Repeal of the incineration ban to worsen waste woes, expert warns

by Jed Alegado | July 3, 2018

MANILA, Philippines (July 3, 2018) — Filipinos should prepare for the worst impacts of dirty disposal technologies if the government decides to repeal the ban on waste incineration, Dr. Jorge Emmanuel, a former DOST Balik Scientist and expert on waste management warned. “Thermal waste-to-energy facilities will not solve our waste problems but rather make things […]

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Environmentalists Push for Ban on Single-Use Plastics; Ocean Polluters” vs. “Ocean Defenders” Dance Showdown Calls Attention to Plastic Garbage Crisis

by Jed Alegado | July 2, 2018

2 July 2018, Manila City/Quezon City.  Environmental advocates staged a “Bboom Bboom” dance showdown at the promenade by the famed but badly polluted Manila Bay to call attention to the global plastic crisis and press for a national ban on single-use plastics. The EcoWaste Coalition, a non-profit association for a zero waste and toxics-free Philippines, organized […]

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CAP & SAM welcome proposed ban on plastic straws and single-use plastic items in Penang

by admin | June 29, 2018

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are pleased that Penang will embark on a ban of plastic straws and other single-use plastic food and drink containers after Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow gave local authorities carte blanche to execute such policies to preserve the environment. The proposal by the Penang […]

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VICTORY FOR HEALTH OF LA RESIDENTS: DINOSAUR INCINERATOR IN COMMERCE GOES EXTINCT

by admin | June 29, 2018

Commerce, CA, U.S. June 27, 2018–The city of Commerce has announced that the Commerce “Refuse to Energy” Facility will be decommissioned, citing inefficient operating costs as the primary cause. The plant will close on June 30, 2018. Environmental Justice groups including East Yard Communities for Environmental Justice  applauded the news as a victory for communities who have […]

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