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Break Free From Plastic welcomes a new batch of youth ambassadors this 2022!

by admin | August 15, 2022

The BFFP Youth Ambassador Program is a platform where youth leaders from all around the world come together to represent their generation’s stance on plastic pollution.

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Member in the Spotlight: CIEL

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | August 12, 2022

Rachel Radvany on why the Global Plastics Treaty matters for youth around the world Introduction: Introduce yourself and your organisation and where you are based. How old you are and what has gotten you to work on plastic. My name is Rachel Radvany and I work for the Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL). CIEL […]

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Journalists under attack for their investigative work on global plastic waste trade

by admin | August 9, 2022

On July 27, 2022, independent freelance journalists Vedat Örüç and Elif Kurttaş, were attacked  while visiting an industrial area with dozens of recycling facilities in Adana, Türkiye. According to a post on Twitter by Vedat Örüç, the journalists entered a plastic recycling facility with permission from a facility’s employee. They were working on a story, […]

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GAIA AND #BREAKFREEFROMPLASTIC MEMBERS RESPOND TO OCEAN CONSERVANCY’S APOLOGY

by admin | July 19, 2022

The United States-based organization Ocean Conservancy (OC), on 11th July 2022, issued a long-overdue apology to more than seven hundred organizations for the harm caused by the publication of their 2015 report “Stemming the Tide: Land-based strategies for a plastic-free ocean”, expressing its willingness to take responsibility for the damage caused by the publication. Froilan […]

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Member in the Spotlight: No Plastic In My Sea

by admin | July 15, 2022

Please introduce yourself(-ves) and your organisation? I am Muriel Papin, the head of the NGO No Plastic In My Sea. We are a French organisation, based in Paris, whose mission is to tackle plastic pollution at source. We raise awareness about the strong correlation between plastic pollution and plastic overproduction and campaign to create conditions […]

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