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Eleventh Hour: The whys and hows of the plastic crisis

We must keep in mind that while recycling and upcycling are needed to manage existing plastic waste, the real solution is to stop the tap on the endless production of plastic. This was emphasized by Andrea Ong, Trisha Cruz, and Polly Javier of Climate’s Eight and Climate Reality Leader Dani Madriaga in our column Eleventh Hour this week.

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Eleventh Hour: Linking climate data and stories to amplify the voice of at-risk communities

Our Manila Bulletin column ‘Eleventh Hour’ this week puts the spotlight on DanTAOn (www.dantaon.org), an online platform that aims to humanize the impacts of disasters and move people and nations to action. The platform seeks to present—through essays, photos, videos, and other formats—the narratives of people directly affected by climate change, and to visualize climate impacts using geographic information system (GIS) maps of sea-level rise projections from Climate Central.

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Eleventh Hour: How social media culture of consumerism is fueling the climate crisis

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, Pinoy Climate Reality Leader Danna Peña delved into how social media’s material-centric culture of consumerism is worsening plastic pollution and contributing to global warming. To stop feeding the current culture of overconsumption, Danna said there must be more green jobs, more sustainable policies, and a more even distribution of wealth.

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Joint Statement on the Climate and Environmental Justice Impacts of Plastics

The plastic crisis’s connection to the climate emergency and environmental justice impacts are undeniable. The cost of the continued dependence by corporations on single-use plastics and planned expansion of plastic production are too high to be ignored.

To ensure the safety of Filipinos and our environment from such impacts, the undersigned environmental, public health and civil society organizations are calling on consumer goods companies such as Nestle, Coca-Cola and Unilever and the plastic industry to urgently phase out single-use plastics packaging and adopt reuse systems.

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Eleventh Hour: Reclaiming our future from the plastic waste crisis

In our Manila Bulletin column Eleventh Hour this week, youth Climate Reality Leaders Ari Tanglao and Janssen Clavelo shared with us how their group is reclaiming their future from the plastic waste crisis.

Ari and Janssen discussed the Youth Cluster’s partnership with Greenpeace on the anti-single-use plastic campaign called What’s SUP, as well as their plan to roll out The Plastic-Free Agenda with the Department of Education.

They also remind us of the importance of voting for leaders who understand that economic development and environmental protection are not mutually exclusive.

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