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WHY TAKING THE TOXIC TOURS MATTERS

by Estelle Eonnet | July 12, 2022

Von Hernandez is the Global Coordinator of #breakfreefromplastic, the world wide movement fighting plastic pollution at every step of its life cycle. For the launch of the Toxic Tours platform, that tells the stories of frontline communities living near plastic production, we asked him why it’s so important to tell these stories in order to […]

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Panel discussion: How Plastic Waste Shipments Undermine Real Solutions to Ocean Plastic Pollution

by admin | July 12, 2022

On 28th June 2022, a panel discussion centred around the documentary “The Recycling Myth” and the issue of waste trade in Asia Pacific, was hosted as part of a virtual side event at the United Nations Ocean Conference. The event was co-organised by Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) and the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), in […]

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US Supreme Court Limits Federal Government’s Ability to Control Pollution

by Comms Hub | June 30, 2022

June 30th, 2022, D.C. – Today, the United States Supreme Court decision on West Virginia v. EPA limited the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ability to reduce greenhouse gas emissions under the Clean Air Act, undermining efforts to reduce climate-warming pollution from coal and gas-fired power plants. Today’s ruling creates a devastating impact on frontline communities […]

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Environmental Activists Protest Unilever’s Massive Plastic Sachet Waste Problem

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

JAKARTA (15 June 2022) – Environmental activists have gathered outside the Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Convention Center on Wednesday (June 15), where PT Unilever Indonesia Tbk is having its 2022 annual shareholders meeting, to urge the company to quit sachets. Members of the Alliance for Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) brought mannequins dressed up in Unilever-branded […]

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400 organisations demand the world’s 5 biggest plastic polluters switch to reusable packaging for World Refill Day

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

A global coalition of over 400 global organisations have joined forces on World Refill Day to demand that the five biggest plastic polluters commit to ‘transparent, ambitious and accountable reuse and refill systems’.  In an open letter, organisations and members of the #breakfreefromplastic movement, including City to Sea (who are behind World Refill Day, the […]

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