The fourth round of Global Plastics Treaty negotiations (INC-4) is happening in Ottawa from 23-29 April 2024. LEARN MORE

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Since its launch in 2016, more than 13,000 organizations and individual supporters from across the world have joined the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

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INC-4 negotiating countries fail to respond to the magnitude of the plastics crisis

Observers witness “compromise” as an underwhelming response from countries that decline to advance the work on plastic production measures

Spotlight
March to End the Plastic Era, led by Indigenous Peoples and impacted community leaders, exposes how plastic poisons people across its full lifecycle

Break Free From Plastic members and allies peacefully demand a human-rights based approach to the Plastics Treaty ahead of the fourth round of negotiations (INC-4) in Ottawa, Canada

New Research
New Research Confirms Plastic Production Is Directly Linked to Plastic Pollution

Study Finds That More Than Half of Global Branded Plastic Pollution Can be Tracked to Just 56 Companies

Sachets 2023
Branded: the Sachet Scourge in Asia

Exposing the top sachet polluting companies with brand audits. This report is the first-of-its-kind regional brand audit analysing original data on sachet packaging pollution collected in four Asian countries: India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Smoke and Mirrors
Smoke and Mirrors

Building on research published by SourceMaterial and Bloomberg with original research by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA), this report uncovers serious flaws in plastic offsets, credits and plastic neutrality.

Toxic Tours
Toxic Tours

Join the communities on the frontlines from petrochemical build outs upstream to landfills and incinerators downstream. See firsthand how plastic devastates natural ecosystems, and destroys people’s health, livelihoods, and peace of mind.

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Bring systemic change through a holistic approach tackling plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain, focusing on prevention rather than cure, and providing effective solutions.
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ICYMI: A train carrying #vinylchloride derailed near @WeAreOxy's plant in Ingleside, Texas, U.S. this week.

Trains
...derail constantly in this country, and a scary number of them are carrying toxic chemicals. We need the government to do its job and regulate the industry properly.

What is the Global #PlasticsTreaty? And how can you get involved? 🤔 Come to Freedom Plaza today in Washington, DC, ...to learn more + check out this @POTUS sculpture made with locally-collected plastics (shoutout to @greenpeaceusa for the cool art)! #BreakFreeFromPlastic

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