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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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#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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Waste Trade Bites: Japan’s waste trade charade

by Devayani Khare | April 4, 2022

Last week, Basel Action Network (BAN) released the March 2022 edition of their excellent Plastic Waste Trade Watch newsletter which shows how OECD countries continue to send plastic waste to non-OECD countries. Australia exported 108,603 tonnes of plastic waste in 2021, while thousands of tonnes of plastic waste were shipped from the UK, US, and […]

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EPA: Regulate “chemical recycling” for what it is – incineration

by Graham Hamilton, Break Free From Plastic US Policy Officer | March 9, 2022

With the recent mandate at the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 5.2) to establish an international instrument to negotiate a legally binding treaty that address the full life cycle of plastic, organizations like the American Chemistry Council are sure to double down on industry schemes like so-called “chemical recycling” to distract from the kind of […]

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