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Fossil Fuel Air Pollution Costs The World US$8 Billion Every Day

4 Mins Read Greenpeace has just released their new report on global air pollution, which finds that burning fossil fuels is responsible for an estimated 4.5 million deaths and economic losses of US$2.9 trillion annually – equivalent to US$8 billion every day. The report, led by Greenpeace Southeast Asia and the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean […]

Coca-Cola Insists People Still Want Plastic Bottles. Is This True?

4 Mins Read Plastic bottle giant Coca-Cola has just defended its single-use plastic bottle at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Citing customers thirsty for drinks packaged in lightweight, disposable plastic bottles, the Coca-Cola senior vice president insisted that the company has to accommodate these demands, and therefore will continue to use plastic bottles. This comes […]

Coca-Cola Named Most Polluting Brand On Earth For Second Year In A Row

2 Mins Read In a global audit of plastic waste conducted by the Break Free From Plastic movement, Coca-Cola was found for the second year in a row to be the top polluting brand worldwide. The multinational beverage giant is accountable for more plastic waste than the next three biggest polluting companies combined. These findings run counter to […]

Coca-Cola Will Make Bottles From Ocean Plastic Waste After Facing Global Backlash

2 Mins Read Multinational beverage giant Coca-Cola has recently partnered up with a number of technology companies to develop a way to manufacture bottles using plastic collected from oceans. This comes after the company faced public criticism for its environmentally unfriendly operations, being labelled as the world’s biggest corporate plastic polluter. Proving that naming and shaming does work, […]

Swire Announces Money-Back Plastic Bottle Collection Machines, Part Of Trial To Promote Recycling

3 Mins Read Swire Pacific Group’s Swire Coca–Cola has just unveiled their reverse vending machines that will reward consumers HK 20 cents for every plastic bottle inserted for recycling via Octopus cards. Rolling out the scheme in 10 locations across the city, the giant distributor group hopes to change consumer attitudes towards recycling in Hong Kong. The programme […]

Top Environmental Books To Read To Your Kids, Because Climate Change

4 Mins Read You might have heard about “The Greta Effect” that is causing a surge of popularity in environmental children’s books. It’s time to hop on the latest trend that will cultivate climate awareness in our next generation of world leaders. Running out of ideas on what to get your niece? Want to empower young people and […]

Naming & Shaming: How One Filipino Plastic Activist Got Nestle & Unilever To Agree To Change

3 Mins Read Anti-plastic crusader and community activist Froilan Grate has dedicated his life to fighting plastic pollution on the shorelines of his native Philippines, known to be the third worst ocean polluter in the world. After years of leading local initiatives to improve recycling awareness and waste organisation, Grate began calling out companies to pressure manufacturers for […]

Hong Kong Poisoning Its Own Seas As Plastic Pollution Soars

2 Mins Read New research by Greenpeace East Asia and Education University reveals that Hong Kong’s seas are being swamped by plastic pollution caused by the city’s packaging habits. The comprehensive study carried out in the territory’s waters across Mirs Bay, Sai Kung and Lantau Island found a staggering 11-fold increase in plastic pollution in just 3 years. […]