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PLASTIC POLLUTION, REUSE, AND COVID-19

by admin | March 26, 2020

Dear friends, ‍We hope you are safe and doing OK. We know that, like us, you may be stuck at home, worried about loved ones, or your job, or about having enough food and toilet paper. Right now, many of us are without childcare, without community, and with a lot of worry and anxiety. The […]

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WASTE AUDIT, EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING HARMFUL SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN HOSPITALS

by admin | March 2, 2020

In an aim to re-amplify the call to assess, reduce, and eliminate the use of harmful single-use plastics in healthcare, hospitals and medical institutions in the Philippines together with the bigger break free from plastic movement, pledge to uphold and promote sustainable waste management in order to protect the health of the planet and the […]

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Waste Management Agrees to Identify Gaps in Recycling Infrastructure as Step Toward Increasing Plastics Recycling

by admin | February 27, 2020

Media contact: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—FEB. 25, 2020 — Following in-depth engagement by As You Sow and Trillium Asset Management, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) has committed to publishing a report that could help ease the recycling crisis that has developed in parts of the United States. The report will identify gaps in recycling infrastructure, and […]

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Ground-Breaking Federal Legislation Tackles the Root of the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by admin | February 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020 Contacts: Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic, +1 703 400 9986 or shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org Ned Adriance, Senator Udall’s Office, Ned_adriance@tomudall.senate.gov Keith Higginbotham, Congressman Lowenthal’s Office, keith.higginbothm@mail.house.gov Washington DC —  Today, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – the first […]

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Immediate and massive rejection to Coca Cola advertisements

by admin | February 7, 2020

Coca-Cola recently released several TV ads, which were strongly criticized in social media. Two of them, in particular, refer to environmental problems: global warming and forest fires in one of them and the problem of waste, in the other. Just a few days before, the company declared in Davos that it won’t stop using single-use […]

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