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BFFP call on EU to be a voice for ambition ahead of INC Global Plastics Treaty negotiations

by Comms Hub | November 24, 2022

On Monday 28th November, delegations from across the world are convening at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) in Uruguay to start developing an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution. In response to the latest news that the EU has joined the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution just as INC negotiations kick-off, […]

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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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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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Japan’s plastic waste exports – and how to slow them down

by Devayani Khare and Pui Yi Wong | September 23, 2022

Japan has long been Asia’s biggest plastic packaging waste producer. Often lauding Japan for its comprehensive waste management system and clean environment, the international media has turned a blind eye to its continued waste exports to neighbouring countries like Malaysia, Vietnam, and Thailand. Globally, the enforcement of the Basel Convention Plastic Waste Amendments has been […]

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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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