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The noodles and barbecue arrive within 30 minutes. The containers they come in could be around for hundreds of years thereafter.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/technology/china-food-delivery-trash.html

BEIJING — In all likelihood, the enduring physical legacy of China’s internet boom will not be the glass-and-steel office complexes or the fancy apartments for tech elites.

It will be the plastic.

Quezon City, Phiippines

The waste and pollution watch group EcoWaste Coalition today denounced the latest attempt to dump into the Philippines mixed plastic waste this time from Hong Kong, China.


The incident reinforces the call made by the group urging the government to formalize as soon as possible President Rodrigo Duterte’s marching orders issued last May 6 banning waste shipments from other countries.

Democracy Now: TV, radio and internet news reporting
Interview with Pamela Miller, IPEN co-chair and executive director of ACAT

Muchas naciones, en vías de desarrollo, tendrán por primera vez información sobre los desechos de este material que entran en su territorio y podrán rechazarlos
Cerca de 180 países llegaron el viernes a un acuerdo para reglamentar la exportación de los residuos plásticos, que afecta e
UN meeting gives countries the right to refuse unrecyclable, polluting plastics

(Geneva, Switzerland): Governments at the 14th Conference of the Parties (COP14) of the Basel Convention acted to restrict rampant plastic waste exports by requiring countries to obtain prior informed consent before exporting contaminated or mixed plastic waste. A deluge of plastic waste exports from developed countries has polluted developing countries in Southeast Asia after China closed the door to waste imports in 2018.

http://sdg.iisd.org/news/report-recommends-lifecycle-approach-to-addressing-impacts-of-plastic-on-human-health/

The Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL) has released a report titled, ‘Plastic and Health: The Hidden Costs of a Plastic Planet,’ exploring human health impacts of plastic. The report concludes that each stage of the plastic lifecycle poses significant risks to human health on a global scale.

Environmental Health News

https://www.ehn.org/plastic-pollution-and-human-health-2629322391.html

"Every stage of the plastic lifecycle poses significant risks to human health, and the majority of people worldwide are exposed to plastic at multiple stages of this lifecycle."

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