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Policies, Press Release

European Plastic Pact: a positive gesture but NGOs unimpressed

by Matt Franklin | March 6, 2020

06/03/2020, Brussels – Today 15 EU Member States and 66 companies signed the European Plastic Pact during a high-level event in Brussels. This document, which sets a number of targets aiming at achieving a circular economy for plastics, comes as a result of political discussions led by the Danish, Dutch and French governments. The #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement […]

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Press Release

Loophole & delays undermine microplastics restriction

by Matt Franklin | November 14, 2019

NGO letter to key decision makers reiterates support for restrictions on all intentionally added microplastics under the chemicals legislation, REACH. For Immediate Release, Brussels There are major concerns that proposed limitations to the European Chemicals Agency’s (ECHA) restriction on intentionally added microplastics act as loopholes to satisfy industry, by delaying implementation and creating derogations for […]

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Brand Audit, Press Release

Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo named top plastic polluters for the second year in a row

by Matt Franklin | October 23, 2019

October 23, 2019 Manila, Philippines – Coca-Cola, Nestlé, and PepsiCo are the top 3 most identified companies in global brand audits for the second year in a row, according to a new report “BRANDED Volume II: Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters.” Four hundred and eighty-four cleanups in over 50 countries and 6 continents, […]

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Brand Audit, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Break Free From Plastic conducts massive global “brand audit” actions

by Jed Alegado | September 21, 2019

#BrandAudit2019 to highlight the power of citizens in holding corporate plastic polluters accountable (September 21, 2019) — On World Cleanup Day today, Break Free From Plastic, the global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good, is highlighting the power of citizen action to hold corporate polluters accountable for the plastic pollution crisis.   Through its […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

by Matt Franklin | December 19, 2018

However, reduction targets missing and collection targets delayed, campaigners warn FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brussels,  19/12/2018 After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU. The agreed text is a significant step forward in tackling plastic pollution, but does not fully address the urgency of the plastics […]

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