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New GAIA report exposes big problems in small packets Quezon City, Philippines (July 14, 2020) —New findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste were revealed in a new report, SACHET ECONOMY:...read more
Contributed by Sangeetha Pradeep, Thanal Zero-Waste team, Thrissur On September 19, 2019, 110 youth volunteers from the nine coastal districts of Kerala formed the Plastic Task Force. Just like friends from the larger Break Free From Plastic movement, they dream of...read more
GAIA has released a new technical analysis authored by chemical engineers Dr. Andrew Neil Rollinson and Dr. Jumoke Oladejo. The report reveals that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures. The plastic pollution...read more
House Democrats Fall for Fossil Fuel Industry Greenwashing Scheme, “Chemical Recycling” in Climate Plan
Report: “Chemical Recycling” Will Make the Plastic and Climate Crises Worse July, 27, 8am EST, Berkeley, CA—Amid overwhelming plastic pollution and an exponential rise in plastic production, the fossil fuel industry has touted chemical or "advanced"...
By Sherma E Benosa In his essay, “A Heritage of Smallness,” National Artist for Literature, Nick Joaquin, wrote: “Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most...
Multinational companies have been flooding the Philippines with plastic sachets, uprooting traditional packaging and delivery systems. It’s time to go back to what works. By Sherma Benosa, Knowledge Management Officer, GAIA Asia Pacific Glaiza Lee, a writer in her...
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