VENICE AND WWF - TOGETHER AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION

VENICE AND WWF - TOGETHER AGAINST PLASTIC POLLUTION

March 19, 2021

“We are proud that Venice, one of the most beloved cities in the world and a symbol of Mediterranean’s beauty and fragility, has now committed to join WWF and take the lead in the fight against plastic pollution. Together with an already large network of tourist coastal cities in the north and south of the Mediterranean like Nice, Dubrovnik, Izmir and Tangier, WWF is building a large civic mobilization for the protection of our sea from plastic waste."

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A GLOBAL CALL FOR INNOVATORS – THE NO WASTE CHALLENGE

A GLOBAL CALL FOR INNOVATORS – THE NO WASTE CHALLENGE

February 17, 2021

What Design Can Do (WDCD), an international platform that uses design as a tool for ecological and social change, believes that if we can address the underlying root problems of waste, we have a fighting chance at building a future that works for both people and planet. WDCD believes in the power of design and creativity to transform society - design choices change how things are made, used and disposed.

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MEDITERRANEAN CITIES BREAK OUT OF THE PLASTIC TRAP

MEDITERRANEAN CITIES BREAK OUT OF THE PLASTIC TRAP

November 17, 2020

The Mediterranean Sea, despite its natural beauty and tourist attractions, is turning into a dangerous plastic trap, with record levels of plastic pollution that threaten marine species and human health. Every year, about half a million tonnes of plastic enters Mediterranean waters - the equivalent of dumping 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute. 

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CITIES TAKE LEAD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC - WORLD CITIES DAY 2020

CITIES TAKE LEAD IN THE FIGHT AGAINST PLASTIC - WORLD CITIES DAY 2020

October 31, 2020

Today, WWF and the Plastic Smart Cities community, celebrate World Cities Day by reaffirming their commitment to no plastic in nature by 2030, and calling on more cities around the world to take action against plastic pollution.

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VIETNAM NOW COUNTS THREE PLASTIC SMART CITIES' COMMITMENTS

VIETNAM NOW COUNTS THREE PLASTIC SMART CITIES' COMMITMENTS

June 20, 2020

The province of Phu Yen and the City of Da Nang, Vietnam joined WWF's Plastic Smart Cities initiative in June 2020, committing to reduce plastic leakage by 30% in pilot areas.

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“LEAVE NO TRACE

“LEAVE NO TRACE" SHOWCASES BEST PRACTICES TO STOP OCEAN PLASTIC

June 16, 2020

A new book, Leave No Trace: Vital Lessons from the Frontline of Waste and Ocean Plastic” highlights proven solutions from 45 organizations working on the frontlines to ensure resilient waste collection and recycling programs, to prevent plastic pollution.

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WE CANNOT RECYCLE OUR WAY OUT OF OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

WE CANNOT RECYCLE OUR WAY OUT OF OCEAN PLASTIC POLLUTION

June 16, 2020

The amount of plastic entering the ocean is projected to grow four-fold by 2050. Transformative changes, including moving away from single-use towards re-useable packaging, are needed to save our oceans, say Vincent Kneefel and John Duncan.

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A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH IN PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

A COMMUNITY-BASED APPROACH IN PHU QUOC, VIETNAM

June 10, 2020

WWF-Vietnam, together with local authorities hatched a pilot project that established a community-based waste management system, one that could prevent the community’s waste from polluting the coastal environment, an environment that not only supports the livelihoods of many Da Chong residents, from fishing to aquaculture, but also harbors many marine species, including the rare and vulnerable dugongs.

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THE CITY OF YANGZHOU JOINS PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN BID TO PROTECT THE YANGTZE RIVER

THE CITY OF YANGZHOU JOINS PLASTIC SMART CITIES IN BID TO PROTECT THE YANGTZE RIVER

April 22, 2020

The City of Yangzhou, strategically located on the north bank of the Yangtze River, joins the City of Sanya as the first two cities in China to join the Plastic Smart Cities initiative, which now counts 21 city partners from around the world.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

April 02, 2020

With the increasing global reach of COVID-19, we are all facing new challenges that test our leadership and community resolve. While governments enact stay at home orders and varying degrees of state emergencies, we continue to generate waste from our homebases.

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THE CITY OF SANYA IS FIRST PLASTIC SMART CITY IN CHINA

THE CITY OF SANYA IS FIRST PLASTIC SMART CITY IN CHINA

March 27, 2020

Today the City of Sanya joined WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, pledging to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030, and to fully align with WWF’s global No Plastic In Nature campaign. 

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WWF AND UN HABITAT PARTNER IN THEIR FIGHT TO END PLASTIC POLLUTION

WWF AND UN HABITAT PARTNER IN THEIR FIGHT TO END PLASTIC POLLUTION

February 09, 2020

WWF announces an agreement between WWF-International and UN-Habitat. This new partnership between WWF’s Plastic Smart Cities initiative and UN Habitat’s Waste Wise Cities campaign will tackle plastic pollution in urban centers and tourist destinations.

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