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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…

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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…

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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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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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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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.…