All Articles on Plastics

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Greenpeace Finds Labels on Plastic Products 'Mislead the Public and Harm America's Recycling Systems'
"Instead of getting serious about moving away from single-use plastic, corporations are hiding behind the pretense that their throwaway packaging is recyclable."
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Formosa plant protesters News
Groups Challenge Louisiana Permits for Formosa Plastics' Giant Petrochemical Complex in Cancer Alley
"The fight against Formosa's polluting and unjust petrochemical complex is part of a growing national movement to address the triple threat of climate chaos, plastics pollution, and environmental racism."
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fracking infrastructure News
Climate Watchdog Warns US Fracking Boom Leading to 30% Rise in Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2025
"This analysis shows that we're heading in the wrong direction and really need to slow emissions growth from the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries."
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Sharon Lavigne, founder and president of the faith-based community group RISE St. James News
Louisiana Officials Urged to Rescind Permission for Petrochemical Plant Over Cancer Dangers and Discovery of Burial Grounds for Enslaved People
"We continue to fight for our lives against these toxic industries, and now we are fighting for our ancestors too."
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Break Free From Plastic Movement Blasts Big Polluters on Industry-Backed 'America Recycles Day'
"Corporate polluters have been using recycling to justify ever-increasing production of single-use packaging, while taxpayers and cities are left to foot the bill."
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Greenpeace Report Offers Vision of 'Smart Supermarkets' and a Future Free of Single-Use Plastics
"This report should serve as a model for retailers to follow, and shows that it is possible to end our throwaway culture for the sake of our oceans, waterways, and communities."
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In urine samples, residues of various plastic ingredients were found in 97 to 100 percent of the children examined. News
German Study: Alarming Levels of Dangerous Plastics in Children's Bodies
Children from poorer families had more plastic residue in their bodies than those from higher-income homes.
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Condemning 'Grossly Irresponsible' Inaction of World Powers, Fiji Unveils Ambitious Plan to Fight Climate Crisis
Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fiji's climate minister, said the fight against the climate crisis is "a fight for our lives and our livelihoods."
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tim hortons cups News
Canada's Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics and Make Corporations Responsible for Waste Welcomed as 'Step in the Right Direction'
A Greenpeace campaigner said the country ultimately "needs to move towards phasing out all non-essential plastics" for sake of the planet
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Plastic pollution on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico, April 3, 2018. Views
Plastic Is Just as Destructive to the Climate as Oil and Gas
Manufacturers churn out 448 million tons of plastic a year
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