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Waste Management Agrees to Identify Gaps in Recycling Infrastructure as Step Toward Increasing Plastics Recycling

by admin | February 27, 2020

Media contact: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—FEB. 25, 2020 — Following in-depth engagement by As You Sow and Trillium Asset Management, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) has committed to publishing a report that could help ease the recycling crisis that has developed in parts of the United States. The report will identify gaps in recycling infrastructure, and […]

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Ground-Breaking Federal Legislation Tackles the Root of the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by admin | February 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020 Contacts: Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic, +1 703 400 9986 or shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org Ned Adriance, Senator Udall’s Office, Ned_adriance@tomudall.senate.gov Keith Higginbotham, Congressman Lowenthal’s Office, keith.higginbothm@mail.house.gov Washington DC —  Today, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – the first […]

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Plastic waste problems without a solution are still haunting the country

by admin | February 7, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Despite Malaysia having sent a total of 3,737 metric tonnes of unwanted waste back to 13 countries as of January 2020, it is still saddled with tonnes of illegally disposed plastic waste across the country. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) is concerned over such indiscriminate dumping of plastic wastes which poses environmental […]

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Groups file ‘notice to sue’ DENR to douse waste incinerators

by admin | January 27, 2020

Environmental defense lawyers and zero waste activists belong to the No Burn Pilipinas threaten to sue DENR for serious lapses in enforcing the Clean Air Act and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act, particularly for circumventing the ban on waste incineration and for its failure to phase out non-environmentally products and packaging materials like plastic. […]

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7 out of 10 Filipinos favor a national single-use plastics ban, survey reveals

by admin | January 21, 2020

Bells rings for a national single-use plastic ban.  Recent SWS survey says that 7 out of 10 Filipinos favor national SUP ban at all times.  This call is echoed by green groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific, Break Free From Plastic, and Ecowaste Coalition. MANILA, Philippines (January 21 2020) — Filipinos favor […]

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