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Hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging: an initial analysis

by admin | May 23, 2018

This blog was originally published by #breakfreefromplastic member ChemTrust on their website and was written by Anna Watson CHEM Trust has joined an important collaboration of NGOs and academic scientists looking at the topical and crucial issue of hazardous chemicals in plastic packaging. As we all know, use of plastic packaging is increasing globally, causing […]

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Holding businesses accountable for plastic pollution: Clean-up and brand audits take place in key cities in India

by Jed Alegado | May 17, 2018

MUMBAI, India (May 16, 2018) — As a lead-up to World Environment Day on June 5, environmental justice  groups are launching today an unprecedented coordinated waste and brand audits in key cities in India. Scheduled to happen from May 16 to May 30 in the cities of Delhi, Pune, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru along with various […]

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Women from plastics-polluted Asian communities visit oil & gas impacted U.S. communities to support global efforts to Break Free From Plastic

by Jed Alegado | May 14, 2018

Press Release Women from plastics-polluted Asian communities visit oil & gas impacted U.S. communities to support global efforts to Break Free From Plastic     HOUSTON, Texas (May 14, 2018) — To show the negative impacts of plastics production throughout its supply chain, two grassroots women activists impacted by plastic end-use waste in India and […]

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Every Day is Earth Day: Plastic Waste Q&A with Mao Da

by admin | April 26, 2018

Plastics. From the devastating effects of plastic pollution on our oceans, to the news that plastic bottles likely pollute the drinking water they contain, plastic pollution—the theme of this year’s Earth Day—has been a highly visible issue, and we’ve seen some notable progress on fighting the plastic battle.   Pushed by NGOs and government regulations, some companies are […]

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‘Disposable-Free Dining’: Berkeley mayor proposes legislation to reduce plastic waste

by admin | April 26, 2018

Mayor Jesse Arreguín hosted an event Tuesday at Berkeley Recycling Yard to introduce legislation that deters city restaurants and cafés from using single-use plastics and foodware. About 20 community members gathered to listen to Arreguín speak in front of several mounds of plastic recyclables. The plastic in the background of the talk represented the volume of […]

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