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Von Hernandez and the Battle against Plastic

By Jackie Krentzman

Recently, in September 2019, Facebook announced a ban on single-use plastic bottles on its campuses worldwide. The company received widespread praise for this step, and Von Hernandez, a 2003 recipient of the Goldman Environmental Prize, hopes that it leads other corporations to follow suit and make a commitment to banning not only the use of—but also the production of—single-use plastics globally.

Hernandez received the Goldman Prize for leading a campaign in the Philippines that secured the... Read Blog Post