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New Federal Law green lights plastic waste export for burning

by admin | November 18, 2020

The Australian government’s much touted Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill is being debated in the Federal Senate this week, establishes a legal framework to repackage Australia’s plastic waste as fuel and send it to poor countries to burn. It also subsidises industries that process plastic waste into fuels’ to burn in cement kilns and incinerators in Australia. The new Bill undermines efforts to move to a circular economy that Australian citizens have been led to expect that this bill would deliver.

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Quick to commit but slow to change, Corporations are making little progress upscaling towards a circular economy for plastics

by Emma Priestland | November 5, 2020

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has released its second annual report for 2020. Companies are still focusing on more recycling of single-use plastics, despite the fact that the recycling system is clearly broken.

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Thank you #BrandAudit2020 Participants and Organizers

by admin | October 27, 2020

Each year, Break Free From Plastic changemakers and allies conduct a global audit of plastic waste collected from cleanups in order to hold the top corporate polluters accountable. This year is no exception. With a loud and clear message to KEEP THE PRESSURE ON, countless volunteers safely participated in brand audit events all over the world.

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Tribal Communities vow to break free from plastic

by admin | October 5, 2020

West Bengal, India — World Tourism Day 2020 was celebrated with a lot of excitement in the state of West Bengal, India, as the national parks and tiger reserves are set to open and welcome the tourists for the first time since March 2020. To commemorate the occasion, the tribal communities from West Bengal held […]

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