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South Korea needs to be reminded that Philippines is not a waste dump, won’t solve...

Press release | November 14, 2018 at 9:48

14 November 2018, Manila, Philippines - On November 10, a news report revealed that tons of misdeclared plastic wastes arrived in the Philippines from South Korea in July 2018. Wrongfully declared as ‘plastic synthetic flakes’, the shipment was...

Greenpeace statement on the release of sky lanterns during Haiyan commemorations

Press release | November 9, 2018 at 16:37

We are alarmed that sky lanterns continue to be used to mark the anniversary of an extreme weather event that has become a harbinger of what may be our “new normal” because of mankind's continued use of products which we already know is bad for...

YOLANDA 5 YEARS ON: SURVIVORS IN LONDON TO FIGHT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

Press release | November 6, 2018 at 10:48

Tacloban, 6 November 2018 — Filipino survivors of extreme weather events are currently in London to give personal testimonies at a landmark inquiry to determine whether the world’s largest carbon producers are violating the human rights of...

Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever sign global plastics pledge but...

Press release | October 29, 2018 at 17:03

Bali, Indonesia, October 29 - Greenpeace has cautiously welcomed the New Plastics Economy Global Commitment announced today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, saying that it allows for too much flexibility. Coke, Danone, Mars, Pepsi and Unilever...

Corporate Leadership Badly Needed to Reverse Plastic Pollution Crisis

Press release | October 28, 2018 at 12:43

Bali, Indonesia (October 28, 2018) — On the eve of Our Ocean Conference 2018, the global #breakfreefromplastic movement challenged corporations to demonstrate real leadership to reverse the plastic pollution crisis instead of making more hollow...

Global survey reveals FMCG companies’ contribution to plastic pollution crisis

Press release | October 23, 2018 at 14:23

Jakarta, Indonesia, 23 October 2018 - Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) corporations are a predominant force behind the throwaway economic model driving the plastic pollution crisis, according to a comprehensive sector survey Greenpeace...

Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally found to contain microplastics

Press release | October 18, 2018 at 13:43

Seoul, South Korea, 18 October 2018 - Over 90% of sampled salt brands globally were found to contain microplastics, with the highest number coming from salt sourced in Asia, according to a new study co-designed by Kim, Seung-Kyu, Professor at...

Exxon, Shell, Chevron face inquiry hearing for human rights violations in New York

Press release | September 28, 2018 at 1:36

New York, 27 September 2018 - An inquiry hearing on 47 multinational corporations including Exxon, Shell, and Chevron for their possible responsibility in violating the human rights of Filipino citizens, by knowingly creating climate risks...

Greenpeace Philippines clean-up, name culprits behind plastic pollution in Manila Bay

Press release | September 22, 2018 at 14:51

22 September 2018, Manila, Philippines - Every time a typhoon or monsoon rains come in, Manila Bay spews trash back inland, reminding us of the gravity of the plastic pollution problem in the Philippines.

After Ompong, Monde Nissin, JBC Food Corporation top plastic waste count in Pasig River

Press release | September 17, 2018 at 14:54

17 September 2018, Manila, Philippines – After the rains brought by the tail end of Typhoon Ompong caused flooding, plastic pollution once again became more apparent in our streets and waterways. Greenpeace Philippines sampled the plastic wastes...

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