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

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 […]

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

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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QC council approves ban on single-use plastics in hotels, restaurants

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Sunday said that single-use plastics and disposable materials will soon be banned in the city’s hotels and restaurants with the approval of City Ordinance No. 2876, which prohibits the distribution and/or use of single-use plastics/disposable materials, including cutlery for dine-in purposes in these establishments. “The use of throw-away plates, […]

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

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”

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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Loophole & delays undermine microplastics restriction

NGO letter to key decision makers reiterates support for restrictions on all intentionally added microplastics under the chemicals legislation, REACH. For Immediate Release, Brussels There are major concerns that proposed limitations to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) restriction on intentionally added microplastics act as loopholes to satisfy industry, by delaying implementation and creating derogations for […]

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

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 […]

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Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also […]

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Truth Behind the Trash: “America Recycles Day”

What’s wrong with America Recycles Day?  “America Recycles Day” and its host organization, Keep America Beautiful both have nice-sounding names, but that’s part of the problem. While the organization Keep America Beautiful seems like a friendly non-profit, in reality, it is an industry-sponsored group that lends public credibility to corporate interests. According to investigations including […]

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