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Category: Environment EN

Big Polluters use “net zero” and carbon markets to hide their climate inaction, says new report from climate justice groups

Several international climate justice organisations including Malaysian based Third World Network and Friends of the Earth International, today released a new report: Chasing Carbon Unicorns: The deception of carbon markets and "net zero". In the lead up to the delayed UN Climate Change Conference (called COP26) scheduled to held in Glasgow, in the United Kingdom later this year, big polluters...
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Groups around the world, including CAP, urge shipping lines to prevent export of plastic wastes

  "52 organizations from all over the world, including Basel Action Network (BAN), Greenpeace, GAIA, the Environmental Investigation Agency, and The Last Beach Cleanup, have written letters to the nine largest global shipping lines: Hapag-Lloyd (Germany), Maersk (Denmark), CMA CGM (France), MSC (Switzerland), Hamburg SUD (Germany), Hyundai Merchant Marine (Korea), Evergreen (Taiwan), COSCO...
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GREENWASHING ALERT

Coca-Cola produces over 100 billion plastic bottles each year, many of which wash up on shores and litter streets around the world. Our global Brand Audit recently named Coca-Cola the world’s worst plastic polluter for the third year in a row. Now, the company has announced it will roll out 100% recycled plastic bottles for select brands in some U.S. states. Unfortunately, this is a false...
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Which Alternative Fibres Can We Use To Make Packaging?

Which alternative fibres can we use to make packaging? a) Wheat Straw Residue b) Recycled Cotton c) Recycled Burlap Bags d) Hemp Residue ANSWER: ALL OF THEM! Recycled and alternative fibres have already been proven to be a fantastic fibre source for packaging. In addition, #NextGenSolutions fibre solutions, such as wheat straw and other agricultural residues, are increasingly available for use...
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Break Free From Plastic

Before single-use plastic was popularized by multinational corporations based in the global north, food and produce in Asia were traditionally packaged in organic materials. “In the Philippines, meat vendors wrapped meat in banana leaves or strung them using bamboo twine. Vendors also used tree leaves to wrap other goods such as fruits, vegetables, fish etc. This is still being done in some...
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Why We Should Do Away with Single-Use Products

> MORE THAN 90% OF PLASTICS produced NOT RECYCLABLE. > 3 BIL TREES CUT down TO MAKE PAPER PACKAGING each year. Single-use products, from packaging to food containers, to disposable cups and cutlery, are a key contributor to the 2 billion tonnes of waste that humans produce every year. That number is projected to increase 70% by 2050. Before the 1950s and 60s, the majority of the products...
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188 Groups Call For An End To Single Use

... OUR PLANET IS FRAGILE, and experiencing a dual crisis of runaway climate change and unprecedented biodiversity loss. Global temperature rise may already have passed a point of no return due to escalating CO2 levels in the Earth’s atmosphere, and the decline and loss of species globally means the web of life is unravelling faster than we can repair it. Forest and ocean ecosystems are...
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Groups Call for a Stronger ASEAN Regional Policy and Action to Combat Waste Dumping

  Penang, Malaysia/ Quezon City, Philippines.  Two civil society organizations from Malaysia and the Philippines urged the 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to declare the entire region as a “no entry zone” for hazardous wastes and other wastes, including household and plastic garbage. The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and the EcoWaste...
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