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Posted inEnviro

Greenpeace Inc. sues Walmart for deceptive recyclability labels on its plastic products and packaging

Washington, DC, December 14, 2020 – Greenpeace Inc. filed a lawsuit in California Superior Court today, alleging that Walmart has employed unlawful, unfair, and deceptive business practices by incorrectly labeling and advertising its various private label throwaway plastic products and packaging as recyclable. Through the suit, Greenpeace is demanding that Walmart remove false and misleading […]

Posted inEnviro

Greenpeace warns of “ecological disaster” if governments force widespread disposables on restaurants

Washington, DC, May 19, 2020 – As cities, states, and countries move toward reopening restaurants and businesses, Greenpeace USA has sounded the alarm on moving toward widespread disposables into the future. Though the Trump Administration rejected the original proposed CDC guidance on reopening the U.S., the draft recommendations included restaurants using disposable menus, utensils, and […]

Posted inEnviro

U.S. companies use misleading “recyclable” labels on hundreds of plastic products

Washington, DC, Feb. 18, 2020 – Greenpeace USA released the results of a comprehensive survey of the nation’s 367 material recovery facilities (MRFs) today, revealing that only PET #1 and HDPE #2 plastic bottles and jugs may legitimately be labeled as recyclable by consumer goods companies and retailers. The survey found that common plastic pollution items, including […]

Posted inEnviro

Greenpeace report exposes how multinationals pretend to solve the plastic crisis

Washington, DC, Sept. 30, 2019 – A Greenpeace USA report released today, Throwing Away the Future: How Companies Still Have It Wrong on Plastic Pollution “Solutions,” warns consumers to be skeptical of the so-called solutions announced by multinational corporations to tackle the plastic pollution crisis. These false solutions, such as switching to paper or ‘bioplastics,’ […]

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Greenpeace reactive on Amazon forest fires

São Paulo, Brazil, Aug. 22, 2019 – Over the past days, forest fires have been ravaging the Brazilian Amazon region. The number of fire outbreaks recorded in the Amazon in 2019 is one of the largest in recent years. Between January and August 20, the number of fires has increased 145% compared to the same […]

Posted inWorld

Greenpeace slams Antarctic Ocean Commission for ‘failing its mandate’ to protect Antarctic waters

HOBART, Tasmania, Nov. 2, 2018 – Greenpeace International has slammed the Antarctic Ocean Commission (CCAMLR) for “failing its mandate” following a meeting in Hobart, Tasmania, where governments failed to agree on a vast Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary, backed by 22 of 25 of the Commission’s members and almost 3 million people worldwide. [1] Frida Bengtsson of […]

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Greenpeace and 5 Gyres find microplastics in every U.S. East and West Coast sample collected

WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 20, 2018 – Over the past year, Greenpeace collected microplastic data as part of 5 Gyres’ TrawlShare program while its ship the Arctic Sunrise traveled down the East and West Coasts. The TrawlShare program engages partners and community scientists globally to collect data on ocean plastics, which will contribute to an update of 5 […]

Posted inLife

Greenpeace partners with Emma Thompson to release animated film about dwindling orangutan population (VIDEO)

Aug. 14, 2018 – Greenpeace has partnered with actor Emma Thompson to release “Rang-tan”, an animated short film about a little girl and her orangutan friend forced from her forest home. The palm oil industry is a major driver of deforestation in Indonesia. The widespread clearing of rainforests in Indonesia has contributed to habitat loss […]

Posted inOp-Ed

Rachel Rye Butler: Kinder Morgan deems Trans Mountain pipeline and tanker project too great a financial and reputational risk

Washington, D.C. May 29, 2018 —Today the Canadian government announced that it would buy the Trans Mountain pipeline and the infrastructure for the Expansion Project from Kinder Morgan with the intention of finding a long-term investor for the project. In response, Greenpeace USA Tar Sands Campaigner Rachel Rye Butler said: After a constant wave of […]

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Antarctic expedition finds abundance of marine life; Javier Bardem calls for Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary

BERLIN, Feb. 20, 2018 – A Greenpeace expedition to the Antarctic seafloor, including an area never before visited by humans, has found sensitive marine ecosystems featuring sponges, corals, basket stars and sea feathers. Scientists, campaigners and Oscar-winning actor Javier Bardem, traveled to the seabed in a research submarine to film rare footage, which was shown […]

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Greenpeace submarine captures rare footage of the Antarctic seafloor ‘carpeted with life’

WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 24, 2018 – Greenpeace International has released its first submarine footage from a part of the Antarctic seafloor never before visited by humans. The footage shows a seafloor ‘carpeted with life’ as well as ‘clear indications of a vulnerable marine ecosystem’ — strong evidence of the need for an Antarctic Ocean Sanctuary […]