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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Meet Our Members: Earthlife Africa

Earthlife Africa: 30 years of Environmental Justice activism   by Makoma Lekalakala and Munna Lakhni   30 years ago, at the height of the state of emergency and oppressive apartheid system in Souht Africa, a small and diverse group of people founded...

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The Chemicals Lurking in Your Carpet

What's a consumer to do when carpets-- even those with the most "environmentally friendly" certifications-- are shown to contain toxic chemicals that could threaten your and your family's health? Toxics and recycling policy expert Miriam Gordon warns of...

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Implementing Zero Waste: Easier over Time

By Sherma E Benosa   “I've already got loads of things to do, and you also want me to segregate my waste?” The man, perhaps in his mid-60s, sounded and looked annoyed. We asked him to segregate their waste before giving them to the waste collector next time. “It’s...

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