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In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

by admin | June 2, 2020

Break Free From Plastic reaffirms the unequivocal truth that #BlackLivesMatter — we join in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members fighting for Freedom, Liberation, and Justice around the world. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the senseless murders of George Floyd in Minnesota, of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, of […]

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Announcing the Winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day Poster Contest

by admin | May 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2020 View full release with images of our winners and their artwork here. Bennington, VT: From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics […]

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CIEL Statement on the LG Polymer Gas Leak in Visakhapatnam

by admin | May 11, 2020

The following is a statement from David Azoulay, the Director of Environmental Health at the Center for International Environmental Law. “Last night’s styrene gas leak in Visakhapatnam exposed thousands of individuals to a deadly asphyxiant—-the total number of people affected will not be known for some time. Early reports indicate that the LG Polymer plant […]

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Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

by Jed Alegado | May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 —–  Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program. The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. The campaign has already gained […]

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EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

by admin | April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from the local development fund. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition called on Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to authorize […]

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