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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.

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Brand Audit


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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Plastic Free Campuses


Laying the foundation for a new generation of changemakers who are leading the revolution on the plastic pollution crisis, to understand one of the root causes of climate change and to seek out lasting solutions by engaging the biggest (and smallest) campuses and schools worldwide to go plastic-free.

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Activist Toolkit for Students and Public Interest


Student PIRG's brings you this comprehensive toolkit providing the basic tools to run strong campaigns and win victories for students and the public interest.

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Challenge Your Local Supermarket


Take the reusable container challenge and join the movement that is already transforming the way we shop for groceries! This could be the new normal! This is an initiative by Greenpeace.

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Empower the Next Generation of Activists: Tools for Teachers


The classroom is a great place to start discussing plastic pollution and how to address it. Young people around the world are already playing a crucial role in the environmental movement, and they need all the help they can get. Join Greenpeace and teachers around the world in empowering the next generation of activists.

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REPORTS

REPORTS

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Convention on Plastic Pollution: Toward a new agreement to address plastic pollution


This plastic pollution crisis is inherently transboundary in nature and thus requires a concerted and coordinated global response to adequately address it.

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Counting Carbon: a lifecycle assesment guide for plastic fuels


The report stresses and demonstrates that the fossil carbon embedded within plastics needs to be traced from the extraction of the fossil carbon to its emission into the atmosphere.

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Plastic Atlas


The Plastic Atlas highlights the scale of the crisis, and the global impacts of plastic production, consumption and disposal on other key global challenges such as human health and climate change.

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Chemical Recycling: Status, Sustainability, and Environmental Impacts


The report finds that chemical recycling is polluting, energy intensive, and has a track record of technical failures, and concludes that it is impossible for chemical recycling to be a viable solution in the short window of time left to solve the plastic problem, especially at the scale needed.

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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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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.

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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

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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

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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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