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2020 / Plastics, Waste

The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé named top plastic polluters for the third year in a row

Manila, Philippines – The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo and Nestlé are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 3rd consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic‘s report “BRANDED Vol III:  Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Pollution” released today, during a virtual press conference.   This year, Break Free From Plastic’s brand audit — an […]

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Independent analysis reveals reusable packaging up to 85% more climate-friendly than single-use

7th of December 2020 Zero Waste Europe, the University of Utrecht and Reloop we released a report highlighting that reusable packaging – such as bottles, crates, jars and others – produce far fewer carbon emissions than their single-use counterparts. The findings of the report include: 💥 Reusable glass bottles produce 85% fewer carbon emissions than […]

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Rezero presenta a Palma la campanya Nou Període, per una menstruació lliure també de residus

Avui, la Fundació Rezero ha presentat la campanya Nou Període, per una menstruació lliure també de residus , que compta amb el suport de la Conselleria de Medi Ambient i Territori.
L’acte ha estat conduit per Roser Badia, coordinadora de Rezero a Balears i amb la intervenció del Dir. Gral. de Residus, Sebastià Sansó.

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Reflexiones sobre la nueva Ley de Residuos en España

NoTimeToWaste – ResiduoCero La nueva Ley de Residuos es una oportunidad única frente a la emergencia climática y a la crisis de residuos que vivimos en el Estado español. La Alianza Residuo Cero organiza cuatro mesas de debate para discutir, conocer y acordar cuáles deben ser los puntos clave hacia el nuevo modelo de economía […]

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The Library of Things says goodbye until September with 63 members and a catalog of 100 objects that can be borrowed

Using an object instead of owning it is practical, easy and cheap. The first Library of Things in Catalonia, a pioneering project of social and environmental economy, opened in January of this year and has become a benchmark in the District and at the same time in other municipalities and neighborhoods of Barcelona that also […]

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Rezero publishes a report on the acquisition and use of reusable masks to protect health and the environment

Report ” Reusable masks: protecting health and the environment“ Rezero, 2020 The Covid-19 pandemic will leave us with many images, some very painful and others full of hope and solidarity. But if there is an object that can serve as an identification of this period, it is the masks. After the first months full of […]

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COVID-19: Alianza Residuo Cero calls on the Government not to give in to the plastics industry and support effective waste management

COVID-19 is causing a serious lack of control in the urban waste management as, among other things, manual separation has been stopped in sorting plants. The industry is already pushing to delay the transposition of legislation limiting single-use plastics. The European Commission calls on the Member States not to lower their recycling rates and opt […]

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Better health without plastic (5): the case of disposable gloves

Plastic gloves and disposable masks are probably one of the images that will remain in our minds when we think about the health crisis we are experiencing. Why are we using disposable gloves? We are facing a still unknown disease with a highly contagious capacity and, as citizens, the only measures we can take are […]

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Impacts in Catalunya and the Balearic Islands’ waste generation

After the first month of the health crisis caused by Covid19 and trying to manage as a society the emotional shaking and human pain that this pandemic is causing, we begin to have quantitative evidence of its impact on waste generation. According to production and selective collection data published by the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, the […]

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