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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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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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The fading shimmer of sachets

by admin | December 3, 2021

The death of Mr. C K Rajkumar made the news on October 7, 2020. An innovator and entrepreneur at heart, the article honoured  Mr. CK Raj Kumar as the ‘sachet king’. His shampoo-in-a-sachet (Velvette) was the first on the FMCG scene in India in the 80s, making an entry well before even industry giant Unilever, […]

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