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24 April 2020

Report argues that oil, gas and plastic industries should not benefit from regulatory rollback in response to Covid-19, due to lack of financial viability

The report includes a case-study on ExxonMobil, highlighting its contested offshore project in Guyana. A previous response from ExxonMobil regarding that project is featured in this story.

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16 March 2020

Kenya: Metro Plastics owner to be charged for allegedly locking in workers & endangering their lives during recent fire incident

Author: Sammy Kimatu, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Lucky escape for workers as fire burns plastics factory"...

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9 March 2020

USA: Environmental NGOs file lawsuit against Coca-Cola, Nestlé, Mars & others over plastic pollution of water resources

Author: Plastic Pollution Coalition

"Earth Island Institute and Plastic Pollution Coalition Take On Big Plastic," 27 Feb 2020...

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12 December 2019

Bangladesh: At least 12 workers killed & more injured after fire breaks out in plastic factory

Author: The Daily Star

"Death toll from Keraniganj factory fire reaches 12", 12 December 2019...

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5 December 2019

USA: Formosa Plastics settles waterways pollution lawsuit for $50 million

Author: Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune (USA)

"Retired Texas shrimper wins record settlement from plastics giant", 4 Dec 2019...

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17 December 2018

UN Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders' global survey highlights role of cos. in attacks in several countries

Author: Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders (Switzerland)

"World report on the situation of human rights defenders", 17 Dec 2017...

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11 September 2018
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Author: O Globo/New York Times (Brazil/US)

"Lego busca alternativas ao plástico, apostando em materiais biodegradáveis-Empresa dinamarquesa pretende substituir o material proveniente do petróleo por fibras vegetais ou garrafas recicladas", 10 de setembro de 2018...

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12 August 2018

Philippines: Local groups demand companies to pay for pollution caused by plastics

Author: Bong S. Sarmiento, Asia Times

"Western-made plastic trash is killing Asia's oceans", 12 August 2018...

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30 April 2018

Vietnam: Fourteen-year jail term of activist against Formosa Plastics waste spill upheld on appeal

Author: Radio Free Asia

"Vietnamese Environmental Activist's Sentence Upheld on Appeal", 24 April 2018...

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1 March 2018
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Author: Anne Waak, Frankfurter Allgemeine

"Schrott & Korn", 23 Februar 2018...

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