Greenpeace chooses Cookies&Partners for its global campaign to address big Corps against plastic pollution

With its new report, Greenpeace reveals how big food&beverage multinationals, with their single-use plastic products, are the real responsible for the huge environmental crisis due to plastic pollution, because they promote a lifestyle based on disposable consumption, without offering any alternative other than asking consumers to recycle. Recycling is though not enough. The report launched today by Greenpeace “A Crisis of Convenience: The corporations behind the plastics pollution pandemic”, shows, among other shocking data, that only 9% of globally produced plastic has been properly recycled, whilst the rest has been…

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20 artists present worldwide street art exhibition to end deforestation for palm oil

From Jakarta to London, New York to Istanbul, artists have made city walls their canvas to draw attention to rainforest destruction for palm oil in Indonesia and Papua New Guinea. The Wings of Paradise project has spread 20 giant murals in 20 cities worldwide [see here for full collection] as part of a Greenpeace campaign calling for global brands to protect rainforests, its biodiversity and communities and stop buying palm oil from forest destroyers. The huge murals, many larger than 25 square metres, include a towering painting in central Taipei.…

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Samsung, IKEA get behind Korea’s ‘Right to Renewable Energy Initiative’

12 corporations, including Samsung Electronics, IKEA Korea and AB InBev, have publicly shown their support for the Right to Renewable Energy Initiative which launched recently at the Korean National Assembly. The coalition, comprised of 45 Members of Parliament and six civil society groups (Biodiversity Foundation, ENET, Greenpeace Seoul, KFEM, KoSIF and WWF Korea), aims to push for a renewable energy procurement policy and renewable energy expansion in South Korea. Nicolas Ingels, director of procurement and sustainability at ABInBev East Asia, said: At AB InBev we have a strong belief in…

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Iceland Christmas Advert Released on Social Media

As not seen on TV: Iceland’s banned Christmas advert can be found here: Retailer Christmas adverts have  been the source of much anticipation in the weeks building up to the big day in recent years, with retailers blowing their advertising budgets to ensure their advert becomes the most talked about  of the season. For many consumers, the first screenings of the biggest adverts now herald the start of the festive build-up, a key milestone in the Christmas calendar. However, this year,  Iceland’s advert  will not appear on TV alongside those…

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Marine life flies outside UN as world meets to discuss global ocean treaty

Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national borders. The large and colourful kite, representing iconic marine life, was flown from a boat on the East River, alongside an aerial banner reading “Global Oceans – Global Treaty!” The negotiations are the result of a decade-long process and could conclude as early as 2020. “The fate of our oceans is in the…

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