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BFFP U.S. shares the biggest victories of 2019!

by admin | December 19, 2019

Get to know Break Free From Plastic U.S.! Our groups are campaigning for systems change all across the plastic pollution lifecycle, from extraction to dumping & burning and everything in between. Hear from our members directly on the biggest victories from 2019! – Shilpi Chhotray, Senior Communications Officer, Break Free From Plastic US/Global   Diane […]

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News, Press Release

Sweeping New Report on Global Environmental Impact of Plastics Reveals Severe Damage to Climate

by admin | May 15, 2019

Study Recommends Solutions, Including Phasing Out Single-Use Plastics WASHINGTON, DC — In 2019 alone, the production and incineration of plastic will add more than 850 million metric tons of greenhouse gases to the atmosphere—equal to the pollution from 189 new coal-fired power plants, according to a new report, Plastic & Climate: The Hidden Costs of […]

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News, Press Release

Industry group seeks to maintain single-use plastic status quo

by admin | January 15, 2019

Press Statement Washington, DC – In an effort to preserve their ability to produce cheap single-use plastics, several fossil fuel companies and a fast moving consumer goods company united to launch the Alliance to End Plastic Waste today. The group, which includes Exxon, Dow, Total, Shell, Chevron Phillips, and Procter & Gamble, will look to […]

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Member Stories, News, Zero Waste Cities

Innovate, don’t Incinerate! Environmental Justice Groups Call on Int’l finance Institutions to Support Zero Waste Solutions

by admin | October 18, 2018

Bali, Indonesia, 12 Oct 2018 — Today, over 400 organizations and individuals in more than 50 countries called on international financial institutions (IFIs) meeting this week in Bali, Indonesia, to stop funding waste incinerators, and instead prioritize projects that focus on Zero Waste solutions. The call came ahead of the Global Infrastructure Forum on 13 […]

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Brand Audit, News, Press Release

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé found to be worst plastic polluters worldwide in global cleanups and brand audits

by Jed Alegado | October 9, 2018

For Immediate Release Manila, Philippines (October 9, 2018) — Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestlé were the most frequent companies identified in 239 cleanups and brand audits spanning 42 countries and six continents, the Break Free From Plastic movement announced today. Over 187,000 pieces of plastic trash were audited, identifying thousands of brands whose packaging relies on […]

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