Here’s How the US Government Can Help Prevent the Next Pandemic

Here’s How the US Government Can Help Prevent the Next Pandemic

By Will Gartshore, Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” It’s an old aphorism that still rings painfully true today. Long before Covid-19, the three deadliest pandemics in human history—the bubonic plague, Spanish influenza and HIV/AIDS—claimed more lives than all the […]

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One World Thing:  Global Leaders Unite to Fight Destruction of Nature That Triggered Pandemic

One World Thing: Global Leaders Unite to Fight Destruction of Nature That Triggered Pandemic

Yesterday, three key global leaders united to write an op/ed for the Guardian. Together they issued a powerful call to action (taking a shot at the Trump Administration among others): “while Covid-19 has given us yet another reason to protect and preserve nature, we have actually seen the reverse take place. From the Greater Mekong to […]

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Interview of the Week: Erin Simon

Interview of the Week: Erin Simon

Erin Simon is the Head of Plastic Waste and Business at the World Wildlife Fund and helped WWF’s latest report, Transparent 2020. The report examines the plastic footprints of its ReSource member companies and provides a detailed look at the challenges and potential solutions for tackling the plastic pollution problem. Plastics are a complicated issue, […]

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America’s Recycling Outlook, An Interview with WWF’s Roberta Elias

America’s Recycling Outlook, An Interview with WWF’s Roberta Elias

We sat down with the World Wildlife Fund’s Director of Policy, Roberta Elias, to ask her about the outlook for recycling in the United States and how the federal government can help us move to more circular systems for our waste.   ODP: Increased recycling seems like a no-brainer yet in the United States, our […]

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New WWF Report Highlights Challenges and Solutions in Corporate Plastic Management

New WWF Report Highlights Challenges and Solutions in Corporate Plastic Management

A little over a year ago the World Wildlife Fund launched ReSource: Plastic an activation hub to help an initial group of major corporations meet their plastics commitments through better data and measurable action. Today, WWF released a report called Transparent 2020 which examines the plastic footprints of these companies and provides a detailed look […]

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How to Help Companies Meet Plastic Waste Commitments

How to Help Companies Meet Plastic Waste Commitments

Plastic pollution is a pervasive problem and since the world’s recycling systems are in chaos after China stopped accepting their waste there’s an urgent need for companies to step up their efforts to keep plastic out of landfills and natural environments. WWF estimates as few as 100 companies have the potential to help prevent roughly 10 million metric tons […]

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