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Comprehensive Federal Legislation Addresses the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by Brett Nadrich | March 25, 2021

The Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021 builds upon state and local laws across the country with proven plastic reduction strategies. WASHINGTON—Tomorrow, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) will reintroduce the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act, the most comprehensive bill to address the plastic pollution crisis ever introduced in […]

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Top PH plastic polluters revealed; Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

by admin | March 22, 2021

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of the Philippine version of the 2020 Brand Audit Report [1], which found […]

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Top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam identified, Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance calls for ‘locking the plastic valve’ in plastics pollution

by admin | March 13, 2021

Da Nang, March 11, 2021 - A recent report shows Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle as the top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam.  This is according to the Vietnam Waste Assessment and Brand Audit Report (2018-2020) published by Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance (VZWA) and its member organizations.

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Eco Groups, Environmental Advocates, and Artists Unite Against Senate’s Waste-to-Energy Incineration Bill

by admin | March 5, 2021

Manila, Philippines—Various environmental organizations will join hands on March 6, 2021 (Saturday) at 5pm in a live virtual concert titled Artists for Clean Air to call on the country’s top legislators to scrap the Waste-to-Energy Bill and UPHOLD the Clean Air Act.

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Facing Finance

by Estelle Eonnet | March 5, 2021

(Berlin) March 4, 2021 – Top European banks, including Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, are contributing massively to global plastic pollution through their billion-dollar investments and financing of the plastics industry, according to Facing Finance’s Dirty Profits report, launched today. None of the banks investigated in the reporthave a comprehensive plastic policy yet, either for chain of production or the consumer goods sector.

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