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New Data from Five Philippine Cities Reveal Multinational Brands are the Country’s Top Plastic Polluters

by Dawn Marie Elisse Mundo | June 1, 2018

Quezon City, Philippines (June 1, 2018) — New data from waste and brand audits conducted in five Philippine cities confirm results of earlier coastal clean-up audits that multinational brands are the country’s top sources of plastic pollution. Environmental groups Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) and Mother Earth Foundation (MEF) presented the results of the […]

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News, Zero Waste Cities

Anything but Reduction: The American Chemistry Council’s Empty “Circular Economy” Promises

by admin | May 24, 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018–This month, the American Chemistry Council, representing the plastic producers most responsible for the plastic pollution crisis–Dow,  Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LP, ExxonMobil Chemical Company, Procter & Gamble, Chemicals Division, among others– has pledged to recycle or “recover” 100% of plastic packaging by 2040. First and foremost, we cannot wait until 2040. The plastic pollution […]

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Member Stories

Resin Industry Takes First Tentative Step to Deal with Plastic Pollution

by admin | May 16, 2018

The plastic pollution crisis has finally resulted in a wakeup call, albeit weak and tentative, by U.S. plastic resin producers. The American Chemistry Council’s plastics division issued a press release May 9 pledging to alter production of plastic packaging to make it all recyclable or recoverable by 2030, and to work to actually recycle or recover it by […]

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Interviews, News, Policies

Every Day is Earth Day: Plastic Waste Q&A with Mao Da

by admin | April 26, 2018

Plastics. From the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our oceans, to the news that plastic bottles likely pollute the drinking water they contain, plastic pollution—the theme of this year’s Earth Day—has been a highly visible issue, and we’ve seen some notable progress on fighting the plastic battle.   Pushed by NGOs and government regulations, some companies are […]

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Brand Audit, Member Stories

Over 1 million people demand corporations reduce single-use plastics ahead of Earth Day

by admin | April 18, 2018

Washington, DC – More than one million people ahead of this year’s Earth Day (April 22) are demanding that the world’s largest corporations reduce their production of single-use plastic. Around the globe, over one million individuals have signed petitions, taken to stores and restaurants, and posted photos of ridiculous packaging on social media to call out […]

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