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Increasing Evidence Shows: There are No Safe and Circular Plastics

Plastics Treaty Delegates Urged to Follow the Science and Aim for Ambitious Curbs on Plastic Production and Controls on Toxic Chemicals in Plastic Health and environmental advocates from dozens of…

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New Report Debunks Chemical Recycling’s False Promises to Manage Plastic Waste, Investigates All 11 U.S. Facilities

Ahead of International Plastics Treaty Meeting in November, Groups Call for Reducing Plastic Production, Not More Toxic Recycling Today, Beyond Plastics and IPEN (the International Pollutants Elimination Network) — two…

Children’s Toys or Hazardous Waste?

Study finds plastic toys from 10 countries have high levels of toxic chlorinated paraffins High levels of chemicals in several toys could qualify them as hazardous waste A study released…

Chemical Threats to Health and Biodiversity Taking Center Stage in Plastics Treaty Talks

As more science emerges on threats from toxic chemicals in plastics, Plastics Treaty talks enter a new phase centered on eliminating chemicals throughout the plastics life cycle Paris – As…

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Bali Community Tells Danone: Stop Poisoning Us with Toxic Plastic

Danone project claims “plastic credits” for toxic facility that threatens local air and water PARIS—This week in Paris, while more than 2800 delegates from 178 countries are negotiating the Plastics…

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New Greenpeace Report Calls Out Toxic Hazards of Recycled Plastic

As global Plastics Treaty negotiations resume in Paris, scientific evidence overwhelmingly points to an urgent need to reduce plastic production and use to meet social justice, health and environmental imperatives…

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UN Report: Global Controls on Chemicals and Reducing Production Key to Addressing the Plastics Crisis

Technical review calls for protecting health and the environment from toxic chemical exposures throughout the plastic life cycle  Geneva – A report released this week from the United Nations Environment…

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Countries Agree to Ban Two Toxic Plastic Chemicals and a Hazardous Pesticide

UV-328 and Dechlorane Plus, and the pesticide methoxychlor are added to the Annex A list under the Stockholm Convention for global elimination, but exemptions for the two plastic chemicals will…

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Toxic Chemicals from Plastic Waste Contaminate Kenya’s Food Chain and Products

Nairobi/Geneva – Ahead of tomorrow’s “PCB Fair” at the Basel, Rotterdam, and Stockholm Conventions (BRS COPs), a study today from the Kenyan public interest group Centre for Environment Justice and…

IPEN members holding a banner saying "Our Health is in Your Hands" in front of a sculpture of fingers coming up from the sand
Global Advocates Tell Plastics Treaty Delegates: Our Health is in Your Hands

Punta del Este, Uruguay – As delegates from countries globally head here for the first intergovernmental Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC1) this week, women leaders from IPEN’s worldwide network displayed a…