Solid waste management

Social Media Poster: Recycling - Toxic-laden plastics

Thu, 20/01/2022 - 16:58
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Toxic-laden plastics should not be recycled. A circular economy is one where a resource's life is extended or it is repurposed sustainably i.e without polluting/harming the environment or people. #falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: What is in your Recycled Plastics?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 16:53
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Recycling is touted as safe & best option for managing plastic waste but a new study by @IPEN shows a different picture. IPEN tested recycled pellets from 23 countries for various toxins. None of the samples were toxin free! #falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Press Release: A Study on How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 18/01/2022 - 11:53
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However, this recent study reveals that the recycling process transfers the toxins in plastic to the recycled plastic; and because recycling typically mixes several types of plastic together, could produce new chemical cocktails in the process.

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Webinar on How safe is your Recycled Plastics?

Thu, 13/01/2022 - 17:32

Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

Press Release: How safe is recycled plastic?

Tue, 11/01/2022 - 18:57
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Plastic pollution is a wicked problem, posing a challenge that currently seems to surpass our ability to tackle it. To tackle it we need collective, and collaborative efforts of producers, citizens, policymakers, and governance systems. At the forefront of such efforts, taking responsibility for the waste they create, should be the producers. However, one cannot think of recycling or tout it as a solution to the plastic litter problem owing to its severe limitations technically and effects on health.

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எரியூட்டிகளிலிருந்து விடுதலை | #NoBurn | Bust the incineration myth

Mon, 13/09/2021 - 13:40

குப்பைகளுக்கு ஒரே தீர்வு எரியூட்டிகள்/எரிஉலைகள் என்று பல தவறான பிரச்சாரங்கள் பரப்பப்படுகின்றன. உண்மையில் எரியூட்டிகள் சுற்றுச்சூழலுக்கு நன்மையை விளைவிக்கிறதா? குப்பைமேடுகள் இல்லாத பகுதிகளை உருவாக்குகிறதா? மேலாண்மை செலவுகளை சேமிக்கலாமா? அனைத்து கேள்விகளுக்கும் பதில் இல்லை என்பதே. இந்த தவறான பிரச்சாரத்தை நிறுத்துங்கள்.