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Plastics on Hurricane Alley

by admin | December 11, 2018

A post-Harvey development frenzy in Texas opens up another front in the fight against fossil fuels. Written by Renée Feltz. Article originally appeared in The Progressive. A few times during our phone call, chirping from a gaggle of winged visitors threatens to drown out Errol Summerlin’s voice. He’s on his porch in Portland, Texas, describing […]

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Member Stories, News

Plastics industry executives wrong on several points

by admin | November 22, 2018

Written by Conrad MacKerron and Tim Smith. Originally posted in PlasticNews. Walden Asset Management, in collaboration with As You Sow, recently wrote to the CEOs of nine companies arguing that membership in the Plastics Industry Association supports lobbying for statewide preemption laws that prohibit 70 million Americans in 10 states from the freedom to choose to […]

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Press Release, Incineration, Policies

Green groups challenge ADB to innovate, not incinerate

by Jed Alegado | November 12, 2018

Mandaluyong City, Philippines, 9 November 2018 — Green groups today challenged the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to live up to its stated mandate and stop financing any form of waste incineration. Incineration, including so-called “waste-to-energy” (WTE) incineration, is a dangerous, costly, and unsustainable method of treating waste. The groups contend that ADB is flouting local and […]

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Press Release, Policies

EcoWaste Coalition Slams Boatload of Garbage from South Korea, Calls for Immediate Return of Misdeclared Garbage to Its Origin, Group urges PH to ban importation of waste plastic

by Jed Alegado | November 12, 2018

10 November 2018, Quezon City.  A national environmental health and justice organization denounced the entry of misdeclared plastic trash from South Korea, a highly developed economy, to a country like the Philippines, which is struggling to address its own garbage woes. Fearing a repeat of the still unresolved Canadian garbage dumping scandal, the Quezon City-based […]

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 24, 2018

National governments must follow suit, say campaigners FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Strasbourg, 24/10/2018 The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, and national governments must now show the same ambition, according to the Rethink Plastic alliance. An overwhelming majority in the European Parliament voted today to strengthen the European Commission’s […]

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