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COP27 Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company named worst plastic polluter for five years in a row according to 2022 Brand Audit

by Comms Hub | November 15, 2022

Activists commemorate 5-year Trashiversary by organizing actions and return-to-sender activities in front of top polluter offices to call for a global plastics treaty Manila — The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and Nestlé come in as the world’s top plastic polluters for five years running, according to Break Free From Plastic’s latest global brand audit report. The […]

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The Global Plastics En’Treaty: why waste trade to the Asia-Pacific needs to stop

by admin | November 8, 2022

Where: Meetspace A, Artotel Thamrin, Jakarta (map link here) When: 03 November, 2022 at 14:00 – 15:00 Indonesia | 15:00 – 16:00 Malaysia & the Philippines On November 3, 2022, a press briefing was organised by Alianzi Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) and Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) to: Highlight the harms caused by plastic waste […]

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BFFP members respond to EMF’s report on companies’ failures to advance on their 2025 plastic-reduction targets

by Comms Hub | November 3, 2022

Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released its fourth annual Global Commitment 2022 report, demonstrating that companies comprising 20% of the world’s producers of plastic packaging will miss their own 2025 targets for a circular economy. The report shows an overall increase in virgin plastic use by signatories in 2021 and a decrease in reusable plastic packaging. Read […]

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The Global Plastics En’Treaty: why waste trade to the Asia-Pacific needs to stop

by admin | October 30, 2022

From 28 November to 2 December 2022, the first session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) will convene in Uruguay, South America. This session plans to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment - in other words, it will set the tone for the conversation on the Global Plastic Treaty.

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“Recycle week” slammed as “corporate greenwash” by environmentalists

by admin | October 21, 2022

This year’s “Recycle Week”, which is urging people to “Get Real about Recycling”, has been slammed by environmentalists as “corporate greenwashing” with some of the worst polluters in the world like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s sponsoring the week. Recycling Week’s aim is to be “galvanising the public into recycling more of the right things, more […]

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