UN MEMBER STATES UNANIMOUSLY AGREE ON LEGALLY BINDING PLASTICS TREATY

UN MEMBER STATES UNANIMOUSLY AGREE ON LEGALLY BINDING PLASTICS TREATY

March 02, 2022

UN Member states at the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2) unanimously agreed to develop a legally binding treaty to end plastic pollution, making it one of the world’s most ambitious environmental actions since the 1989 Montreal Protocol, which effectively phased out ozone-depleting substances.

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WWF-PHILIPPINES ON PLASTIC

WWF-PHILIPPINES ON PLASTIC

January 18, 2022

Plastic Smart Cities is currently active in the Philippines in five target cities, namely Manila City, Donsol in Sorsogon, Davao City, San Isidro in Davao Oriental, and Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS). Watch the latest video production to see PSC activities in the Philippines.

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FIVE IMPACT DRIVEN START-UPS SELECTED FOR PLASTIC SMART CITIES BOOTCAMP

FIVE IMPACT DRIVEN START-UPS SELECTED FOR PLASTIC SMART CITIES BOOTCAMP

June 09, 2021

After undergoing a 60-day challenge to achieve milestones, five start-ups presented their accomplishments, challenges, learnings, and next steps to a selection panel comprised of xchange, Villgro Philippines, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) Philippines, The Incubation Network, and makesense.

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RETHINKING RECYCLING ACADEMY AND PLASTIC SMART CITIES TACKLE WASTE IN BALI

RETHINKING RECYCLING ACADEMY AND PLASTIC SMART CITIES TACKLE WASTE IN BALI

March 25, 2021

Rethinking Recycling Academy is a capacity-building program launched by McKinsey.org, in partnership with the Plastic Smart Cities Initiative, to transform the waste management ecosystem in Ubung Kaja village, Bali, Indonesia.

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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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WWF-PHILIPPINES PARTNERS WITH NESTLÉ TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY WASTE MANAGEMENT

WWF-PHILIPPINES PARTNERS WITH NESTLÉ TO IMPROVE COMMUNITY WASTE MANAGEMENT

January 27, 2021

Supported by Nestlé Philippines and co-created with KALIPI - a for-women entrepreneurship group - as well as other community members, NAKAMOTO is a local waste collection pilot that uses motorcycles and push carts to support barangays that are not serviced by the municipal waste collection service. 

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SURAT THANI JOINS WWF AND THE WON PROJECT TO REDUCE PLASTICS WASTE

SURAT THANI JOINS WWF AND THE WON PROJECT TO REDUCE PLASTICS WASTE

November 16, 2020

After signing the partnership, Dr. Arnold Sitompul, Conservation Director at WWF- Thailand has handed over a plastic compressing machine to the Surat Thani municipality, hoping to reduce plastic leakage into the environment by at least 30 percent in 2025.

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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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