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Day: May 23, 2023

Australia Quietly Reopens Plastic Waste Export; UNEP Promotes Burning Plastic Waste as Alternative Fuel in Cement Kilns 

FALSE SOLUTIONS AHEAD OF GLOBAL PLASTICS TREATY Greenwashing tactics and false solutions to the plastic waste crisis continue to be spewed out that ignore the health and environmental effects of plastic pollution, ahead of the global Plastics Treaty. On 16 May 2023 the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) released a controversial report (meant to help national governments negotiate a new,...
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Chain Store Voluntarily Removed the Product in the Philippines Parents, beware. Plastic baby bibs may harbour toxic chemicals that are hazardous to your baby’s health. In the Philippines, white polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic sheet of the MR. D.I.Y. Plastic Baby Bib was found in a lab analysis to contain di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) at 86,700 parts per million (ppm). The finding was made...
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Tackling Transboundary Haze: Strengthening the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

It has been announced that Malaysia will be meeting with its ASEAN neighbours in Singapore in early June 2023 to discuss the transboundary haze issue and develop a new roadmap for the ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP) 2002. While this meeting and the roadmap development are positive steps, the question remains whether the criticisms and weaknesses of the AATHP will be...
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