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Current discussions on European Commission Guidelines could jeopardize EU single-use plastic bans!

by Justine Maillot | July 30, 2020

In 2019, the European Union (EU) adopted landmark legislation on single-use plastics, requiring EU countries to ban certain single-use plastics, reduce the consumption of others and put in place extended producer responsibility schemes. This was a major step in moving away from single-use plastics and reducing plastic pollution.  The European Commission is now developing guidelines […]

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Green Groups Denounce Moves in Philippine Congress to Legalize Waste Incineration by Promoting Them as Waste to Energy (WTE) Plants

by admin | July 21, 2020

Quezon City, Philippines (July 21, 2020) —Groups from the No Burn Pilipinas and Break Free From Philippines movement today denounced current moves in Congress to legalize garbage incineration banned under the Clean Air Act, by referring to them as waste-to-energy (WTE) plants while urging both the Senate and the House of Representatives to reject the proposed waste-to-energy bills, which will have the effect of weakening instead of improving existing environmental laws.

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In Global Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

by admin | July 20, 2020

#BreakFreeFromPlastic Members around the world will continue to speak out for Justice in deep solidarity with all the leaders and organizations who are helping advance the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.  Social Justice. Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. We are committed to utilizing our platforms responsibly […]

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Reusables can be used safely: Over 115 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

by Nina Schrank | June 23, 2020

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic in the age of COVID-19? During these stressful times, we must listen to science not industry lobbyists. The oil and plastics industry wants you to […]

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Community Action Micro-Funds for Black-led Organizations

by admin | June 19, 2020

In the United States, June 19th marks the annual observance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy following the end of the U.S. Civil War. As part of Break Free From Plastic’s work in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, the BFFP US Coordination Team has released Community Action Micro-Funds […]

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