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Waste Trade Bites: Vietnam Waste Woes

by Devayani Khare and Pui Yi Wong | May 9, 2022

In our last Waste Trade Bites, we highlighted how OECD countries* continue to send plastic waste to non-OECD countries. This means that richer countries are sending their waste to poorer countries. This month, we look into the waste trade between the second richest region in the world (EU-UK) and one recipient country – Vietnam. While […]

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Against Toxic Plastics in Mexico

by Brett Nadrich | May 4, 2022

In its May ecology supplement, the Mexican newspaper La Jornada published their journalistic piece “Against Toxic Plastics: The Circular Economy“, which serves as a comprehensive document on the plastic pollution crisis in Mexico and its perspective in the global context. Led by experts, scientists, and activists in Mexico and from different parts of the world, […]

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Over 90 global youth leaders band together in Break Free From Plastic Youth Summit

by admin | April 27, 2022

  Youth leaders present their stance against the growing plastic pollution crisis in a Global Youth Manifesto The Break Free From Plastic Youth Summit brought youth organizations together for a global virtual gathering on April 8-10, 2022. This served as a platform for youth to discuss revolutionary projects, to understand the intersectional issues on plastic, […]

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Member in the Spotlight: FoE Croatia

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | April 12, 2022

My name is Ana Marija Mileusnić (or just Ana) and I work in an organisation called Zelena akcija / FoE Croatia based in Zagreb, Croatia. Zelena akcija was founded in 1990 and it is the oldest environmental organisation in Croatia. The organisation has been a member of #breakfreefromplastic (BFFP) movement since 2017 and ever since […]

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#breakfreefromplastic welcomes grant from the Dutch Postcode Lottery

by admin | April 8, 2022

Manila – The Dutch Postcode Lottery has awarded a grant of €500,000 to #breakfreefromplastic (BFFP) in support of a project to accelerate the change towards a future free from plastic pollution. The grant, which was made possible through the sponsorship of Greenpeace Netherlands, is expected to boost #breakfreefromplastic’s capacity to coordinate and support globally impactful […]

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