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End Plastic Pollution is taking the lead to make schools and universities plastic-free in Uganda

by Rafael Eudes | October 18, 2022

A study from 2020 analyzed the microplastic pollution in surface water of Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake, with a 26,828-square mile water body shared by the countries Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The study recorded microplastics made of polyethylene, often used in bags, wrappers and films, in surface waters in several sites on the […]

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See how school programmes in India are inspiring children to go plastic free

by Rafael Eudes | September 20, 2022

Teachers are in the position to support the critical thinking of students, especially when it comes to taking action related to the plastic problems and its impacts. Even if plastic is blatantly problematic, educators are also concerned with the extra work needed to implement the plastic discussion on the school curriculum. And that’s why Wasteless, […]

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See how a school from Brazil is using brand audits to become a plastic-free campus

by Rafael Eudes | September 15, 2022

Photo credit: Franco Brasileiro School. Bottles, bags, straws, wrappers. A single word signifies items so common in our routine: plastic. Every #PlasticFreeJuly questions about the use of these materials are raised. What impact do they have on the environment? Where do they go after being discarded? How can they be reused in daily life? Franco […]

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Celebrating our Global Brand Audit Community

by admin | March 9, 2022

(Photo Credit: Trash Hero Indonesia/2021) When the #breakfreefromplastic movement was founded, its members around the world vowed to mobilize around a common vision of a world free from plastic pollution. A key tool for achieving that vision was the development of brand audits, a citizen science initiative to record and expose the names of the […]

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