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Cyberactivists in Japan halt introduction

Image | 1 January, 2004 at 1:00

Cyberactivists in Japan halt introduction of recycling-unfriendly and unreturnable plastic bottles when beer manufacture Asahi bows to citizen pressure.

Plastic Debris in the World's Oceans

Publication | 2 November, 2006 at 1:00

It is probably a common conception that marine debris consists of just a few pieces of rubbish scattered along the strand line of beaches and is of no harm to anyone. Unfortunately this is not the case. Marine debris has become a pervasive...

Defending Our Oceans Tour - Hawaii Trash

Image | 28 July, 2009 at 14:17

The beaches of Hawaii were our first taste of what was to come on this leg of the expedition. The impact of the trash vortex and plastic pollution on our oceans and beaches.

Plastic Arctic

Blog entry by Clare Miller | 1 September, 2011 6 comments

For many people the Arctic is seen as one of the last wilderness regions left where there has been limited human impact. However, sampling of marine plastic debris over the past few days shows that the far reaching effects of mankind...

The trash vortex

Topic | 1 March, 2014 at 13:00

The trash vortex is an area the size of Texas in the North Pacific in which an estimated six kilos of plastic for every kilo of natural plankton, along with other slow degrading garbage, swirls slowly around like a clock, choked with dead fish,...

11 moments that broke the internet in 2015

Blog entry by Stefanus Wongsodiredjo | 29 December, 2015

As 2015 draws to a close, we reflect back on some of the people powered moments that pulled our heart strings, filled us with passion or simply inspired us. Here are a few of them, from Greenpeace and beyond... 1. Imagine if we...

Love the Oscars? You’ll love these environmental films too

Blog entry by Shuk-Wah Chung | 29 February, 2016 4 comments

Rising seas, severe droughts, catastrophic storms, people foraging for food. Sounds like a backdrop for a post-apocalyptic film but this is climate change, and it’s the real-life blockbuster happening right now. Whether it’s Al...

5 lesser-known threats to the fragile Arctic Ocean

Blog entry by Emily Buchanan | 19 April, 2016 5 comments

You probably know that climate change is melting Arctic ice  with astonishing speed . And while some hear a warning bell, others see a business opportunity. As Arctic ice disappears, oil companies and fishing fleets are moving further...

7 things you can do for the planet this Earth Day

Blog entry by Dawn Bickett | 22 April, 2016 4 comments

More than 45 years ago – on the very first Earth Day – tens of millions of people decided to do something about environmental destruction. They rallied against pollution, oil spills, pesticides and deforestation… issues that continue...

Personal care products may still be polluting oceans despite promises by companies...

Press release | 20 July, 2016 at 4:00

Seoul, 20 July 2016 – A ranking of the world’s 30 largest personal care companies (1), published today by Greenpeace East Asia, shows that big brands are failing to remove microplastics from their products. The ranking shows that voluntary...

Microbeads: How did companies respond?

Blog entry by Taehyun Park | 23 August, 2016

Remember THIS video? Back in July, Greenpeace East Asia ranked 30 global companies to see how they measured in terms of their commitment to phasing out microbeads – the tiny terrors that are often found in shower gels and facial...

7 social media moments that will keep us fighting in 2017

Blog entry by Stefanus Wong | 23 December, 2016

If anyone has ever sneered at the idea of slacktivism, 2016 would like to prove them wrong. From fake news to echo chambers to trolls, this year, social media became more than just a “status update”. There are 1.79 billion active...

Greenpeace activists call on G20 to act for plastic-free oceans

Press release | 1 June, 2017 at 14:26

Bremen, 1 June 2017 – Greenpeace Germany activists took to the water today in protest against the world’s worsening marine plastic pollution crisis and called on the G20 countries to take concrete steps to adopt solutions and reduce the use of...

Nestlé, Unilever, P&G among worst offenders for plastic pollution in Philippines in...

Press release | 22 September, 2017 at 5:14

Manila, 22 September 2017 - A week-long beach clean up has exposed the companies most responsible for plastic pollution after an audit of plastic waste conducted on Freedom Island, a critical wetland habitat and Ramsar site [1] spanning 30...

The Ocean Plastic Crisis

Blog entry by Rex Weyler | 15 October, 2017 1 comment

"Plastics!" This became one of the most famous film lines from the 1960s era. In the film The Graduate, young university graduate, Ben (Dustin Hoffman) appears annoyed and distracted when his wealthy American parents stage an elaborate...

Charting a plastic free future in Taiwan

Blog entry by Jennifer Morgan | 20 December, 2017

By now, we have all heard about and seen multiple shocking images of plastic pollution in oceans. Whether it’s the  seahorse with its tail wrapped around an earbud , or the  remote island  paradise turned into a plastic nightmare, it’s...

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