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Guilt and frustration sometimes lead to positive change

by Carol Dale | April 28, 2021

  Nine of us took part in a household audit of plastic waste. We were a group of neighbours and friends, many of us living alone or with one other person. All of us used supermarkets to do some of our shopping. We knew that plastic was damaging the environment and we’re trying — in […]

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COVID-19 and the False Promises of Plastics

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | April 23, 2021

Plastic Flood Amid the Pandemic The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically caused an increase in plastic consumption globally. This has been necessitated by the need to safeguard ordinary people and communities from the transmission of COVID-19. The result, however, is a dramatic increase in masks, syringes, gloves, and other PPEs. Recently, plastic syringes have been found […]

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Members in the Spotlight: Let’s Do It Foundation

by Estelle Eonnet | March 26, 2021

Please introduce yourself(-ves) and your organisation? Our team: Kristiina Kerge, Kadi Kenk, Merili Vares, Kadri Kalle. Altogether, we have 28 years in the organisation. Longest team member has been with the organisation since 2010. We are mainly based in Estonia but have always worked remotely from different cities. Plastic has made it into the focus […]

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Building New Habits to Live Free of Plastic

by Lamiaa Biaz | March 26, 2021

For many years, I’ve heard of people doing their ecological transition and never really knew what it meant. Since 2015, I started behaving more responsibly and I was 100% certain I was living in a way that respects Nature. In 2018, I worked on a project to analyse how to influence consumers to behave in […]

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Righting the wrongs – Reusables are the only way forward

by Awantika Pal, South Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | March 13, 2021

Refillable bottles were introduced by Coca-Cola in the 1940s and were the only way beverages were delivered. Those iconic glass Coca-Cola bottles were originally designed to be purchased, their fizzy contents consumed, and then returned to the company for reuse.  That changed in 1970s, when Coca Cola replaced them with single use plastic bottles. Fast forward to 2020 and we see Coca-Cola named as the #1 Top Global Polluter in our Brand-Audit results, a position it has held in BFFP global brand audits in 2018 and 2019 as well.

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