June 13, 2018 – The G7 Ocean Plastics Charter, signed by five nations, has already been criticized as “tepid,” and inadequate to the scale of the plastic pollution problem.
In conjunction of Plastic Bag Free Day on 3rd July, the Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) distributed free cloth bags made from discarded t-shirts to market-goers in Bagan Ajam Market in Butterworth, Penang.
Commerce, CA, U.S. June 27, 2018–The city of Commerce has announced that the Commerce “Refuse to Energy” Facility will be decommissioned, citing inefficient operating costs as the primary cause.
Plastic has climbed high up the EU agenda in 2018, with the European Commission publishing its plastics strategy in January and a proposal for a directive on single-use plastics in May.
From the icy splendour of the Arctic to the inky depths of the Mariana ocean trench, plastic waste is threatening our seas, killing our wildlife and polluting our food chain. The facts are undeniable: each year more than 8 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans.
Nearly 1000 people submitted objections to the hugely controversial project. Citing “uncertainty” over the project’s human health risks, and impact on air and water quality, the three-member Independent Planning Commission said the project was not in the public interest and refused consent.
The primary theme gleaned from a study published in the journal Science Advances, entitled "The Chinese import ban and its impact on global plastic waste trade," is that plastic is piling up globally, as recyclers deal with lost Chinese markets and have to resort to stockpiling or landfilling recovered materials.
The City Council of Madrid presented last week its new strategy on waste (2018-22), that aims at transforming the waste management system of the Spanish capital, in line with the European and Spanish targets of recycling and preparation for reuse.
Thailand, Malaysia and Vietnam are among the latest nations to restrict imports of plastic scrap following China’s import ban implemented last year.
In the last few years, the discussion to keep the country clean has gained popularity. Now, the next step would be to create awareness on the management of solid waste.
El pasado 3 de julio, líderes comunitarios de la localidad de San Juan Sacatepéquez, Guatemala, fueron desalojados de una resistencia pacífica que se desarrollaba en el sector El Puente con el fin de de mantener su lucha contra la empresa Cementos Progreso y la construcción de una carretera sobre un camino vecinal.
The extensive use of natural resources threatens to exceed the carrying capacity of the Earth. The concept of a circular economy offers an avenue to sustainable growth, good health and decent jobs, while saving the environment and its natural resources.
PARIS — It’s the worst enemy of environmental campaigners, but people around the world use mountains of plastic every day and business is booming for manufacturers.
Every minute, every single day, the equivalent of a truckload of plastic enters our oceans. In the name of profit and convenience, corporations are literally choking our planet with a substance that does not just “go away” when we toss it into a bin.
Boston is aiming to achieve “zero waste,” which some say can create more living-wage jobs. Is part of this lofty goal rooted in the region’s dirtiest hypocrisy?
The International Plastic Bag Free Day is a unique opportunity to spread the word that a plastic bag free world is possible and that sound environmental alternatives to single use plastic bags are available.
For half a century, the Koshe dump site has been the only landfill in Addis Ababa. As the city has expanded, the landfill – which used to lie on the outskirts of the Ethiopian capital – has become part of the urban landscape, sprawling over an area the size of 36 football pitches.
Heaps of plastic waste cover the shores of Manila Bay in the Philippines. Myrna Dominguez remembers when an abundance of fish inhabited its waters—locals would catch enough to feed their families and sell at the market.
Multinational companies like Amazon Inc and H&M are lobbying to soften a ban against single-use plastic imposed by an Indian state last week, according to four sources familiar with the matter.
El Banco Holandés de Desarrollo (FMO) y el Fondo Finlandés para la Cooperación Industrial (FINNFUND) retiraron definitivamente su apoyo al proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca que impulsa la empresa Desarrollo Energéticos Sociedad Anónima (DESA).