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SUPPORT #breakfreefromplastic action around the globe! Get involved:
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BFFP Campaign Toolkit_Spanish


Desde 2017, los miembros de #breakfreefromplastic y los agentes de cambio han organizado auditorías de marca para responsabilizar a los principales contaminadores de plásticos corporativos. Esta guía es para que todos los organizadores de auditorías de marca aprovechen sus auditorías de marca y tengan un impacto a largo plazo en sus comunidades. ¡Explora este recurso para llevar su auditoría de marca más lejos y crear una campaña ganadora!

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BFFP Campaign Toolkit_French


Depuis 2017, les membres du mouvement #breakfastfromplastic organisent des audits de marque pour responsabiliser les entreprises qui polluent le plus a travers le monde. Ce guide est destiné à tous les organisateurs d'audit de marque afin de tirer parti de leurs audits de marque et d'avoir un impact à plus long terme dans leurs communautés. Explorez cette ressource pour approfondir votre audit de marque et créer une campagne gagnante!

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The UNWRAPPED Project’s toolkit. Exposing the health risk of food packaging chemicals


As part of the UNWRAPPED Project, Zero Waste Europe has developed a toolkit to throw a spotlight on the human health risks posed by plastics and other food packaging materials. The 9 factsheets present facts and figures about how disposable food packaging can be harmful to human health and call for corporate and decision-makers to put an end to single-use packaging and take a precautionary approach to use harmful chemicals that are known to migrate out of packaging and cause human health impacts.

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BFFP Campaign Toolkit


Since 2017, #breakfreefromplastic members and changemakers have organized brand audits to hold the top corporate plastic polluters accountable. This guide is for all brand audit organizers to leverage their brand audits and make a longer-term impact in their communities. Explore this resource to take your brand audit further and build a winning campaign!

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Brand Audit Toolkit


Mobilizing massive citizen muscle with a common mission so corporations can no longer frame the issue as one of only consumer responsibility

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Brand Audit Social Media Toolkit 2020


The highly anticipated “BRANDED Volume III: Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Pollution” IS OUT. Congratulations to everyone who participated in this year’s #BrandAudit2020,  which included 575 brand audit events from 55 countries across 6 continents!

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REPORTS

REPORTS

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Plastic Atlas Asia Edition


The Plastic Atlas Asia Edition has the hard facts, data and figures to prove that the story of plastic that industry is telling us is a myth. We need urgent and drastic reductions in plastic production and consumption and regulation at the local, national, regional and global level that tackle plastic pollution at the source.Check out the "Mapping Asia's Plastic Crisis" podcast with Sustainable Asia and Heinrich Boell Foundation here.

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What We Waste


Tracking 20 years of growth in international drinks container wastage, and how refillables and deposit return systems can reverse this trend.

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AQUATIC POLLUTANTS IN OCEANS AND FISHERIES


Aquatic Pollutants in Oceans and Fisheries documents the science and numerous ways in which chemicals compromise reproduction, development, and immune systems among aquatic and marine organisms. The report is a joint project of the International Pollutants Elimination Network (IPEN) and the National Toxics Network (NTN). Authors of the Aquatic Pollutants report warn that the impacts scientists have identified are only likely to grow in the coming years and will be exacerbated by a changing climate.

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Fossil Fuel Racism: How Phasing Out Oil, Gas, and Coal Can Protect Communities


Fossil fuels — coal, oil, and gas — lie at the heart of the crises we face, including public health, racial injustice, and climate change. The Fossil Fuel Racism report synthesizes existing research and provides new analysis that finds that the fossil fuel industry contributes to public health harms that kill hundreds of thousands of people in the U.S. each year and disproportionately endanger Black, Brown, Indigenous, and poor communities. The report argues that President Joe Biden and the 117th Congress have a historic opportunity to improve public health, tackle the climate crisis, and confront systemic racism at the same time by phasing out fossil fuel production and use.

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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!

RESOURCES

RESOURCES

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/

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The Plastic Carbon Footprint

As ocean temperatures rise with global warming, tropical cyclones are hitting Asian nations like Japan and the Philippines like never before. So to end this season..we wanted to talk about climate change. We start with a story about a zero waste village created from the devastation of Super Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines. Then we weave together experts from earlier episodes to find out: What is link between disposable plastic waste and climate change? This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Lessons From a Pandemic

In this episode… we’ll traverse from Hong Kong to South Korea and onto Pune, India. We start with Hong Kong, where Sustainable Asia is based, because no new legislation on plastic waste has been introduced for over a decade. Then we peak through the curtain of the COVID pandemic to see how South Korea is reacting to their recent surge in plastic waste. Finally we turn to Pune, India where under appreciated workers form the backbone of their unregulated recycling systems. This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Community Trash Talk

Sparked by the zero waste movement, Asian countries are focusing on reducing..rather than recycling... plastic waste. We start our story on the wealthy island nation of Japan…where the rural village of Kamikatsu…can no longer afford the cost of incinerating disposable plastic and other types of waste. But the question remains, can poorer southeast asia neighbours also apply these zero waste principles to solve their plastic waste dilemma? This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Shouldn’t They Know Better?

We first travel to a waste bank on the island of Lembeh, Indonesia to see how recycling works (or doesn’t work) in small villages. Then we take a look at PET plastic recycling in Asian urban centres...it’s feasible…but if local governments here shoulder the burden of collecting and sorting the plastic waste...is that really making the polluters pay? This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Once Upon a Plastic Covered Beach…

We start with Melati Wijsen’s story….a young Indonesian civic advocate who went on a hunger strike in an effort to ban plastic bags on Bali. With waste collection rates hovering around 44%, are Asian countries really to blame for the pollution crisis brought by disposable plastic packaging? This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Introducing Mapping Asia’s Plastic Crisis

The plastic waste crisis in Asia is real...and it doesn’t seem to be getting better.... It’s clear that we need a new approach to reducing disposable plastic waste and its impact on the communities of Asia. This new 5-episode season is based on The Asia Plastic Atlas from the Heinrich Boell Foundation with support from Break Free From Plastic Asia Pacific.

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Will the real solutions please stand up?

Take a closer look at the real solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

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