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Plastic Bags Ban in Jakarta: Pro-Environment Policy Awakens Community Optimism Towards Earth-Saving Efforts

by admin | January 10, 2020

Jakarta (January 10, 2020). The Governor of Jakarta Province, Anies Baswedan, has just issued Regulation of the Governor of Jakarta Province Number 142 of 2019 concerning Obligations to Use Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags at Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, and Traditional Markets. The long-awaited regulation has been welcomed by the people of Jakarta Province, as news of […]

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New Program to Disclose Plastic Pellet Spills ‘Falls Short’

by admin | December 17, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—DEC. 13, 2019—The American Chemistry Council and Plastics Industry Association announced Thursday a new program to help manage and prevent the accidental release of plastic pellets into the environment. The program requires companies to report unrecovered releases greater than 0.5 liters or 0.5 kilograms. Reported releases will then be aggregated and […]

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Long Awaited Global Ban on Exporting Hazardous Waste to Developing Countries Becomes Law Today

by admin | December 7, 2019

Boy standing on the market dumpsite, full of unrepairable electronic waste imported from Europe and North America for “reuse” in Lagos, Nigeria. Copyright BAN.   Electronics and Shipping Industry Called “Shameful”  in Seeking Exemptions   Seattle, WA, USA. 5 December 2019. The Basel Ban Amendment, adopted by the Parties to the Basel Convention on the Control of the […]

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Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services & Community In-Power and Development Association (CIDA)

by admin | December 2, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THURSDAY, 11/28/19 STATEMENT ON TPC CHEMICAL DISASTER On the morning of Wednesday, November 27, 2019, an explosion involving a processing unit was reported at TPC Group Port Neches, Texas Operations site, east of Houston and less than 10-miles from Port Arthur Texas. No official statement has disclosed the full names of chemicals […]

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With Only 9% of All Plastic Recycled, Break Free From Plastic Calls Out Hypocrisy of “America Recycles Day”

by admin | November 16, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 14, 2019 Contact: Claire Arkin, claire@no-burn.org, 510-883-9490 ext: 111 Berkeley, CA — Tomorrow, on the industry-backed, “America Recycles Day,” people across the country will be participating in clean-up activities, and pledging to recycle more. At the same time, Break Free From Plastic leaders will be getting arrested on Fire Drill Friday to call […]

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