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Global Movement Demands Elimination of  Single-use, Disposable Plastics

by Jed Alegado | April 20, 2018

On Earth Day 2018 Global Movement Demands Elimination of  Single-use, Disposable Plastics Calls on Corporations and Governments to Break Free from Plastic Manila, Philippines (April 20, 2018) —As part of this year’s Earth Day celebrations, #breakfreefromplastic, a global movement backed up by more than 1,100 organizations, is urging  governments worldwide to restrict or eliminate the […]

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Berkeley Legislation Aims to Curb Use of Disposable Foodware

by admin | April 12, 2018

[Berkeley, CA] The Berkeley City Council will soon consider the Disposable Foodware and Litter Reduction Ordinance, the most ambitious and comprehensive piece of municipal legislation in the US aimed at reducing single-use disposable foodware. The “Disposable-Free Dining” ordinance will get its first hearing at the April 24 Berkeley City Council Meeting. At 3pm that same day, Mayor Jesse Arreguin,  one of […]

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New Report Warns of Hidden Economic Risks to Booming Plastics Investments

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | April 3, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC—A new report released today by the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) raises new and significant questions about the economic rationale for the massive wave of new infrastructure investments in“ plastics and petrochemicals. Untested Assumptions and Unanswered Questions in the Plastics Boom highlights global changes that threaten to dramatically disrupt the plastic […]

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Zero waste key to achieving circular economy of cities, experts say

by Jed Alegado | March 19, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (March 19, 2018) — Going Zero Waste is the way to go for cities. This has been the conclusion of experts and practitioners in the recently held International Zero Waste Cities Conference in Bandung, Indonesia. With the theme, “Breaking A ‘Linear’ City: Adopting Zero Waste Towards a Circular Economy,” the event gathered experts, […]

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Global campaign challenges Starbucks to keep its promise to curb plastic pollution, create 100% recyclable cup

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | March 13, 2018

PRESS RELEASE, Monday, March 5, 2018 Leading environmental organizations launch “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” campaign to confront coffee giant on its plastic pollution problem prior to annual shareholder meeting in Seattle SEATTLE, WA — Today, more than a dozen leading environmental organizations announced the launch of “Starbucks: Break Free From Plastic” — a global […]

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