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200 groups urge govts in Asia-Pacific to sign global plastics treaty

by admin | March 1, 2022

Groups highlight key waste trade issues to watch out for Manila/Bangkok/New Delhi (February 24, 2022) — More than two hundred environmental groups belonging to the Break Free From Plastic movement in the Asia-Pacific region are urging their respective governments to support the call towards a new binding legal instrument that will cover the entire life cycle of plastics […]

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A message of solidarity for Ukraine from the #breakfreefromplastic movement

by admin | February 24, 2022

The Break Free from Plastic movement is deeply concerned about the escalating conflict in Ukraine and the impact that this is having on civilians and the environment in the affected regions. We appeal to all parties to pursue peaceful means and options to resolve this crisis. War and violence can never be the solution, as […]

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More than 67,000 people urge the U.S. Government to support a legally binding Global Plastics Treaty addressing the full life cycle of plastics

by Brett Nadrich | February 16, 2022

#breakfreefromplastic movement members deliver petition signatures to the U.S. Department of State, emphasizing the need for a bold and binding Global Plastics Treaty coming out of UNEA-5.2 (Photo © Tim Aubrey, Greenpeace USA) WASHINGTON — Today, environmental advocates with the #breakfreefromplastic movement met with a staff member from the U.S. Department of State to deliver 67,482 […]

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With caution, #breakfreefromplastic welcomes Coca-Cola’s 25% Reusable Target By 2030

by admin | February 10, 2022

Environmental groups who have been advocating for reusable and refillable solutions to the plastic pollution crisis believes the beverage giant can do better Manila — Today, The Coca-Cola Company announced its goal of having 25% of all beverages globally across its portfolio of brands sold in refillable/returnable glass or plastic bottles, or refillable containers, by […]

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Member in the Spotlight: Fidra

by admin | February 9, 2022

Nurdles collected by Fidra from the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Photo credit: Fidra 2021 I am Megan Kirton, project officer at Fidra. We are an environmental charity based in Scotland named after Fidra island, a wildlife haven off the East coast. Fidra works to reduce plastic waste, prevent chemical pollution, and make space for nature […]

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