Von Hernandez

Von Hernandez

Von Hernandez is a leading Filipino environmental activist who has been campaigning on waste issues for more than 20 years. He is the global coordinator of Break Free From Plastic, consisting of more than 11,000 groups and leaders worldwide that have come together to reverse the plastic pollution crisis.

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Opinion | False promise of disposable plastic recycling obscures firms’ role in global waste crisis

Most of the plastic waste exported by rich nations to Asian countries is not recyclable and ends up fouling the environment. Recycling alone will not solve the plastic crisis as the real solution lies in reducing the amount of plastics produced.

Most of the plastic waste exported by rich nations to Asian countries is not recyclable and ends up fouling the environment. Recycling alone will not solve the plastic crisis as the real solution lies in reducing the amount of plastics produced.

18 Mar 2021 - 6:45AM