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Plastics

'Encouraging': Unlike Trump, Biden Backs Global Treaty for Plastic Pollution

"Plastic is a global problem, and requires action and coordination at a global scale," said a Greenpeace campaigner. "As a major producer and exporter of plastic, the U.S. has a responsibility to take a leadership role."
Jessica Corbett ·


Just 20 Companies Produce Over Half of All Single-Use Plastic Waste: Report

"Transitioning away from the take-make-waste model of single-use plastics will take more than corporate leadership and 'enlightened' capital markets; it will require immense political will."

Jenna McGuire ·


175 Groups Urge Banks Not to Fund Massive 'Cancer Alley' Chemical Plant in Louisiana

"We want clean air, water, and soil. It is incumbent on any responsible corporation to listen to our community and cease all business relationships with Formosa Plastics Group."

Brett Wilkins ·


Lawmakers Urge Biden to Block Massive Petrochemical Complex in Cancer Alley

"This disastrous project is an affront to environmental justice and contrary to your goals to reduce pollution in frontline communities."

Jessica Corbett ·


EU Ramps Up Fight Against Pollution With Ban on Plastic Waste Exports to Poorer Countries

"This is an important milestone in fighting plastic pollution, transitioning shifting to a circular economy, and achieving the aims of the European Green Deal."

Jessica Corbett ·


Amazon Must Stop Flooding Our Oceans With Plastic Waste

Amazon’s apparent embrace of plastic packaging is hindering its commitment to help the fight against climate change.

Matt Littlejohn ·


Over 550 Groups Urge Biden to Become #PlasticFreePresident With Eight Executive Actions to Address Pollution Crisis

"Implementing this historic plan would protect vulnerable frontline communities and marine life while addressing a key driver of climate change."

Jessica Corbett ·


More Than Two-Thirds of UN Members Embrace Global Plastic Pollution Treaty—But Not the US

"Support for a global treaty on plastic pollution is a critical action that the Biden administration can take to correct the wrongs of the Trump era."

Julia Conley ·


Life in Cancer Alley

State and local powers have approved a 14-plant plastics-production complex that would more than triple the levels of carcinogens in the region. It’s up to the residents to fight back to save their community.

Robert C. Koehler ·


'Delay, Distract, and Derail': New Report Reveals How Plastic Polluters Have Avoided Regulation Worldwide for Decades

"This report is a damning exposé of the tactics employed by the plastics industry and shines a welcome light on the shadowy world of corporate lobbying." 

Lisa Newcomb ·


Global Coalition Issues Liability 'Roadmap' to Make Big Corporate Polluters Pay for Planetary Harm

"This is about making Big Polluters pay for the havoc they've wreaked by fueling the climate crisis and about forcing them to end their abuses. This is about making Big Polluters pay for causing decades of suffering and destruction in communities on the global frontlines of the climate crisis, with no end in sight."

Andrea Germanos ·

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