Unwaste: Combatting illegal trade in plastic in Southeast Asia

June 2 , 8:00 am 5:00 pm EDT

Webinar on World Environment Day discusses the illegal trade in plastics in Southeast Asia and potential solutions, and features speakers:

  • Andrés Del Castillo, Centre for International Environmental Law
  • Anna Kobylecka, World Customs Organization
  • Mushtaq Memon, UN Environment Programme
  • Ioana Cotutiu, UN Office on Drugs and Crime

June 1 , 9:00 am 10:00 am EDT

Tune into an important side event held during INC-2 in Paris, France: Native Nations Rising. Learn how to be a better relative, rise up and do our shared part to respond to plastic pollution and plastic poisoning, locally & globally. Scan the QR code in the below image to join.

June 8 , 9:00 am 11:00 am EDT

Tired of Shell’s pollution and excuses from local politicians?

How many more toxic events must we endure from the Shell Plant?!

Join the Shell Accountability Campaign on Thursday, June 8 at 9am in Irvine Park in Beaver, PA for our first in-person rally since the toxic Shell plant came online. We’ll deliver our petition with more than 50k signatures to Shell, hear from local leaders, make clear our demands that Shell must immediately stop poisoning us and the Ohio River Valley, and celebrate our community.

WHAT: Rally for Action: Stop Shell’s Pollution!


9 AM: Irvine Park at 9am for the rally
10 AM: Commissioners meeting in the Beaver County Courthouse

After the meeting we will reconvene at the park!

Donuts and coffee from local businesses will be provided! Feel free to bring your own sign!


PLEASE NOTE: This event occurs outdoors with an indoor option. The rally will be primarily outside, so please dress for potential inclement weather. We will send an update with the predicted forecast closer to the date.

• This is a kid-friendly and encouraged event; please note that childcare will not be provided.
• Both locations are wheelchair accessible.
• Street parking is available; there is also a parking garage across from the park/courthouse
• The rally will take place outside, the Public Meeting meeting is indoors in the County Courthouse. There is limited capacity indoors – more information will be provided about the indoor meeting shortly.
• Masks are not required inside the Courthouse (this is a building rule) but we ask all attendees to mask as Eyes on Shell is committed to public health and community safety
• We will have free face masks available at our outdoor meeting point.
• For more information about COVID-19 in Beaver, please visit the Beaver County Regional Council of Governments website

June 8 , 3:00 pm 4:00 pm EDT

The United States is in a waste crisis. The way we produce, manage, and dispose of materials is harming public health, the environment, and our climate. People and our planet deserve solutions with zero climate-damaging emissions and zero toxic exposures. We need to rethink and redesign our systems to be more sustainable. Zero Waste programs and policies can do that.

Join us on Thursday, June 8 at 3:00pm (EDT) for the third episode of Just Zero’s webinar series, Getting to Zero Waste in the U.S. – Leaving False Solutions Behind, where experts will discuss false solutions to the plastic and waste crises that the fossil fuel industry are pushing and how environmental advocates are pushing back.

June 1 , 4:00 pm 5:00 pm EDT

Join presenters, Judith Enck, former EPA Administrator, and Janet Domenitz, Director of MASSPIRG, who will discuss the proliferation of plastics, how chemical “recycling” is a scam, as well as some hopeful stories of how states are finding ways to reduce plastic pollution.
The main message of this webinar is — contrary to what the industry is trying to peddle — plastics are not recyclable, chemical recycling is a scam, and while much of the news around the proliferation of plastics are bad, states are finding ways to reduce them.