We Choose Reuse
Let’s replace single-use plastic with reusable systems. Join the Reuse Revolution across Europe!
THE ZERO WASTE MASTERPLAN: A Guide to Building Just and Resilient Zero Waste Cities
This toolkit is for policymakers, sustainability professionals, environmental advocates, and grassroots organizers leading their cities into a green and just future through zero waste. The solutions are out there. It’s time to make a plan.
Zero Waste City Manual
A toolkit to establish city and community zero waste systems
Zero Waste Masterplan
The Zero Waste Masterplan is the pioneering knowledge platform created by Zero Waste Europe and its members to support the further development of the zero waste model on a local level and turn circular economy in reality in Europe.
Plastic Free July
As the world continues to grapple with the Covid-19 pandemic, people around the world are demonstrating that a life free from unnecessary plastic and disposable material is still possible. This year’s Plastic Free July will continue paving the way to #BreakFreeFromPlastic while encouraging principles built on a just recovery from the pandemic.
Mobilizing massive citizen muscle with a common mission so corporations can no longer frame the issue as one of only consumer responsibility
THIS IS HOW WE ROLL: WASTE COLLECTION VEHICLES IN ASIA
In this virtual exhibit, This is how we roll, we gathered photos of waste collection vehicles in Asia. Some are small and with wheels while some are manually navigated by the waste pickers or the waste workers and are made for almost inaccessible areas. But one thing is common: they all contribute to our Zero Waste goal. So enjoy the ride and remember, we may roll differently, but we're all rolling towards the same direction.
Plastic’s toxic additives and the circular economy
This new publication, Plastic’s Toxic Additives and the Circular Economy, shines a light on the invisible hazards linked to plastics. It is our hope that decision-makers and manufacturers will transform their thinking and practices to take a precautionary approach to the entire lifecycle of plastics, from production to disposal.
This addendum focuses on the Indian policy scenario and the strategies corporations have used on a central and state level to delay and derail progressive legislation on plastics.
Plastic Pollution Lobby: A coalition against the introduction of a deposit return system in Austria
The report reveals that a group of powerful companies with vested interests, including major retailers Lidl, Spar, Hofer and REWE Group, has been lobbying to influence the government’s decision against a deposit system. They are orchestrating their lobbying efforts through the highly reputed Altstoff Recycling Austria AG (ARA), Austria’s largest extended producer responsibility (EPR) organisation, which currently manages around 70% of the waste market.
Style Guide For Members
Break Free From Plastic is a global movement working to stop plastic pollution for good.
By linking together the many great initiatives happening all over the world, we demonstrate our size, diversity, and global reach. Using the logo and hashtag strengthens and amplifies our movement-wide message to #breakfreefromplastic!
Will Europe slay the plastic pollution dragon?
The #breakfreefromplastic movement and the Rethink Plastic alliance took on the plastic pollution dragon outside the Council of the European Union.
BFFP in Bali
#breakfreefromplastic changemakers meet in Bali, Indonesia!
Plastic Myth #1
Why Plastic Pollution is Personal | Natalie Fee
Natalie fee is the founder of City To Sea, a member of #breakfreefromplastic, that engages with communities, working with retailers and lobbying manufacturers her aim is to reverse the trend for disposable items in order to safeguard our seas for future generations.
Coastal Clean-up 2017
Watch how organizations under the #breakfreefromplastic banner are working to reveal the most polluting brands on our beaches!
How Plastic Production Pollutes Small Towns
Plastic pollutes at every step of the way but much of the consequences are hidden from view. We're pulling back the curtain to reveal the frontline communities being poisoned by plastic. This is The Story of Plastic. GET INVOLVED: https://www.storyofplastic.org
The Plastic Bag Diet
It's not that plastic waste in our world is mismanaged; it's that there is so much plastic being produced that it's unmanageable. Solutions start with reduction and prevention because by the time plastic enters the environment, it's already too late. GET INVOLVED: https://www.storyofplastic.org/
Manila’s Zero Waste Neighborhoods
Plastic polluted neighborhoods in Manila are taking things into their own hands by creating systemic zero waste programs that collect all recyclables, compost all organics, and push for corporate accountability. GET INVOLVED: https://www.storyofplastic.org/
Where Your Recycled Plastic Ends Up
The mass production of single-use plastic has put us in the biggest recycling crisis in history. LEARN MORE: https://www.storyofplastic.org/
Ad Campaigns for Social Change
In this episode we talk with culture creator and social marketer Emma Riley, Strategic Partnership Director for Lonely Whale - the organization that helped put the plastic pollution issue on the mainstream map in a big way with their #stopsucking campaign in 2017.
A giant leap towards Throw-Away-Free Living
The story of Berkeley's groundbreaking disposable foodware ordinance, w/ Martin Bourque, Berkeley Ecology Center & Miriam Gordon, UPSTREAM
Culture Hacking the End of Plastic
From cigarettes to cups & concession stands, the history & future of changing social norms in America, w/ Matt Prindiville, UPSTREAM
Will the real solutions please stand up?
Take a closer look at the real solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.