Tag: habitat-destruction

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The Croatian Connection Exposed

An investigation by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has uncovered European timber traders evading EU laws to place their products from Myanmar onto the market.

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Nothing fishy about it: Meaningful measures on fishing gear at IMO

The main component of sea-based sources of marine plastic pollution is abandoned, lost or otherwise discarded fishing gear, also referred to as ghost gear. Fishing gear accounts for approximately 10 per cent of global marine plastic pollution though in some regions it is closer to half the overall mass in our oceans and seas.

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Checking Out on Plastics II

Today we release, with partner Greenpeace, the new report ‘Checking Out on Plastics II: Breakthroughs and backtracking from supermarkets’, revealing that seven of the top 10 supermarkets had increased the plastic packaging they use, also known as their ‘plastic footprint’.

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Who Watches the Watchmen? 2

As the world approaches 2020 targets to halt deforestation, the RSPO needs to rapidly implement radical solutions to restore its credibility. We question whether the RSPO is willing and able to rectify its systemic failures – ultimately, voluntary certification is too limited by its voluntary nature.