Why I Am Joining the Greenpeace Ships

By Froilan Grate Guimaras—that’s the name of the island  where I grew up. Located in Central Philippines, it is blessed with powdery white sand beaches, the sweetest mangoes, and some of the warmest people in the planet. I remember spending my childhood in the...

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Are Businesses Ready to Beat Plastic Pollution?

Millions of tonnes of plastic waste leaks into the world’s oceans every year. Though these are local, the problem of plastic production, waste generation, and plastic pollution is global. Global plastic production has increased steadily and has reached 320 million...

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Meet our Members ZWE – Ecological Recycling Society

Ecological Recycling Society (ECOREC)  Interview with Eugenia Skoufi, from ECOREC by Yianna Sigalou  Hi Eugenia, can you give us a brief introduction to Ecorec’s focus? The Ecological Recycling Society was founded in 1990, as a response to the narrative at...

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We Can’t Burn Away Our Plastic Problem By Claire Arkin, Communications Coordinator     When we hear about plastic pollution, it often takes the form of sea turtles with straws up their noses, seals with plastic nets around their necks, and seabirds with...

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Meet our Members: Surfrider Maroc

Sufrider Maroc: protecting our oceans, beaches and waves   The world’s toxic romance with plastic started in the early 20th century, when this synthetic material was first manufactured. As the century progressed, plastics quickly became ubiquitous in our...

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An Island Crusader Takes On The Big Brands Behind Plastic Waste

  Goats and Soda   STORIES OF LIFE IN A CHANGING WORLD January 15, 20195:02 AM ET   Heard on Morning Edition CHRISTOPHER JOYCE Plastic waste washes in from Manila Bay and the ocean, covering the beach and mangrove trees of Freedom Island, a protected area in the bay....

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The Philippines to the World: We Are Not Your Dumping Ground

Manila, Philippines (January 14, 2019) — Philippine members of Break Free From Plastic (BFFP), a global movement campaigning against plastic pollution, laud the swift and decisive action taken by the Philippines’ Bureau of Customs (BOC) to repatriate the illegal...

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