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.
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!
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
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!
Brand Audit Social Media Toolkit 2019
The highly anticipated “BRANDED Volume II: Identifying the World’s Top Corporate Plastic Polluters.” IS OUT. Congrats to everyone that participated in this year’s #BrandAudit2019 which spanned 484 cleanups from 50 countries and 6 continents!
We Choose Reuse
Let’s replace single-use plastic with reusable systems. Join the Reuse Revolution across Europe!
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.
BRANDED Vollume III: Demanding Corporate Accountability
“BRANDED Volume III: Demanding Corporate Accountability for Plastic Pollution” is out, revealing the Top 10 Corporate Plastic Polluters of 2020. This year’s report features a Special Edition: Waste Picker Brand Audits as we put the spotlight on waste pickers around the globe and their vital contribution to managing the world’s plastic pollution crisis. BRANDED Volume III exposes how the plastic industry’s dirty decisions on packaging are impacting waste pickers’ livelihoods. Special thanks to the Break Free From Plastic members, allies and all 14,734 volunteers who conducted 575 brand audits across 55 countries. They collected 346,494 pieces of plastic waste, 63% of which was marked with a clear consumer brand.
Malaysia is not a Garbage Dump
China’s ban on waste materials disrupted the global market for recyclable material, leading to an influx of waste to Southeast Asian countries. Research was carried out from November 2019 to March 2021 to examine the value chains of the import, transport, and processing of plastic waste in recycling facilities in Malaysia, and to trace the actors and agencies involved in regulating the chains. The aim of the research is to investigate the problem of illegality linked to imported plastic waste in the country.
Illegal shipments of Italian municipal waste to Tunisia
Italy's shipments of municipal waste to Tunisia in 2020 shine a spotlight on persisting abuses in the global trade in plastic and other waste. In particular, this scandal highlights the role of problematic EU waste code 19 12 12 in these illegal shipments.
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.