IPEN International Pollutants Elimination Network

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Plastic Pollution – There is No Planet B

IPEN Co-Chair Pamela Miller spoke to Voice of Islam radio on the Plastics Treaty, eliminating chemicals from plastics, and threats to Indigenous people in the Arctic from plastics and chemicals.…

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After rough start, UN plastic treaty talks end with mandate for first draft

After a rocky start to a week of negotiations, around 170 countries agreed to develop a first draft by November of what could become the first global treaty to curb…

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Delegates working to end global plastics pollution agree to craft a draft treaty

Global negotiators have agreed to craft a draft treaty to end plastic pollution, a preliminary but crucial step toward tackling one of the most lasting sources of human waste. Environmental…

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Plastic pollution is a multi-faceted threat

Pollution : “Nous sommes en train de créer un monstrueux réservoir de particules de plastique” Directrice de recherche à l’Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environnement (Inrae), Nathalie…

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Recycling plastics “extremely problematic” due to toxic chemical additives: Report

Plastics contain toxic chemicals that can enter products and interact to create new harmful substances during the recycling process, a new report from Greenpeace and the International Pollutants Elimination Network…

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Can a plastic bottle made of 65% recycled material be considered green?

¿Puede una botella de plástico fabricada con un 65% de material reciclado considerarse verde? El reciclaje está en el centro del debate de la lucha contra la invasión del plástico.…

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Tackling plastic pollution: ‘We can’t recycle our way out of this’

The scale of plastic pollution is growing, relentlessly. The world is producing twice as much plastic waste as two decades ago, reaching 353 million tonnes in 2019, according to OECD…

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Plastic is destroying Earth — and recycling won’t help

A new report by Greenpeace USA reveals that recycling plastic not only fails to help the problem — it may actually make things worse. More significantly, the report reviews dozens…

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Plastic recycling is failing – here’s how the world must respond

Recycling was once considered the obvious solution to the excessive amount of new (or virgin) plastic produced each year. This is no longer realistic. Global recycling capacity simply cannot keep…

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Nations meet to strike plastic pollution treaty

More than 145 countries are hoping to hammer out a Plastics Treaty by 2025, with Norway co-leading the High Ambition Coalition in the talks. But environmental groups are warning that…