Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet

Everyone knows what causes climate change: fossil fuels. What’s less known is that plastic is also a climate polluter, as it is made from fossil fuels, such as crude oil, coal, and natural gas.  New research published by Center for International...

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The Hidden Climate Polluter: Plastic Incineration

By Doun Moon, Research Associate and co-author of Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet Everyone knows what causes climate change: fossil fuels. What’s less known is that plastic is also a climate polluter, as it is made from fossil...

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UN Decides to Control Global Plastic Waste Dumping

Major Plastic Waste Producers Must Get Consent Before Exporting their Toxic Trash to Global South FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 10, 2019 Geneva, Switzerland — Today, 187 countries took a major step forward in curbing the plastic waste crisis by adding plastic...

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We are hiring: U.S. Zero Waste Coordinator

  GAIA is a worldwide alliance of more than 800 organizations and individuals in over 90 countries working for justice and a world without waste. We see waste, plastics, and their resulting pollution as a symptom of a larger, profit-driven extractive...

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Meet our Members ZWE – Za Zemiata

Za Zemiata     Interview with Evgenia Tasheva, from Za Zemiata by Sarah Martin   Za Zemiata (ZZ) is an independent non-profit non-governmental organization established in 1995 to work for environmental justice and sustainable and equitable life on our planet, without...

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Toxics & Climate Activists Unite Against Covanta

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2019 Contact: Lisa Arkin, Beyond Toxics, larkin@beyondtoxics.org 541-465-8860 Damon Motz-Storey, Oregon PSR, damon@oregonpsr.org, 303-913-5634   Toxics & Climate Activists Unite Against Covanta Coalition calls on Oregon State Senators to...

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Meet our Members: Ecology Center Berkeley

The Ecology Center: Turning the recycling crisis into an opportunity for Zero Waste     On April 22nd, 1970, communities across the United States celebrated the first Earth Day. This national event-- the largest mass demonstration in the country until the...

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