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SUPPORT #breakfreefromplastic action around the globe! Get involved:
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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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Environmenstrual Week of Action 2019


Amplify the environmental and health messaging surrounding menstruation, and empowering others with the information they need to make an informed choice about the menstrual products they use. This is an initiative by Women's Environmental Network.

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REPORTS

REPORTS

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The Safety of Reuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic


This provides answers to the 7 most frequently asked questions regarding the safety of reusable products.

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Moving Away From Single Use (Ukranian)


Guide for national decision makers to implement the single use directive entered into force on 2 July 2019. It aims to tackle pollution from single-use plastics (and fishing gear), as the items most commonly found on European beaches.

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The Burning Question – Will Companies Reduce their Plastic Use?


This report focuses on the actions and responsibilities of four of the world’s biggest plastic polluters: CocaCola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever.

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Our Ocean Needs Action Not Promises: Towards a Regulatory Approach to Prevent Plastic Pellet Loss in the EU


Plastic pellets are the second largest direct source of microplastic pollution to the ocean, and are known to cause serious harm to ocean life. This briefing outlines the urgent action that we recommend the European Commission should take to ensure that all pellets are handled responsibly across the plastic supply chain, drastically reducing this major source of ocean pollution.

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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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