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NGOs call on Environment Ministers of the EU member states to stop the plastic flood

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New Federal Law green lights plastic waste export for burning

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

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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NGOs call on Environment Ministers of the EU member states to stop the plastic flood

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New Federal Law green lights plastic waste export for burning

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

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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Environment Groups launch activities for Zero Waste Month

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine environment groups belonging to the Break Free From Plastic movement launched their activities in the opening of the celebration of the National Zero Waste Month. The Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) is a global movement working towards a future free from plastic pollution.

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Australian Waste Reduction and Recycling bill

On December 8, 2020, the Recycling and Waste Reduction Bill was passed in the Senate without amendment. Despite a senate inquiry into the bill and attempts by the Greens and Labor, the Government refused to allow amendments to the bill that would address plastic pollution and support the recycling sector.

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550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis With Eight Executive Actions (English / Español)

WASHINGTON — A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations, including many members in the #breakfreefromplastic movement, today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis and become a #PlasticFreePresident.

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Member Stories

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Shifting the Narrative in Asia Pacific

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Time to take part in Plastic Atlas Photo Contest – BFFP AP and Heinrich Boell Stiftung

As Heinrich Boell Stiftung (hbs) Hong Kong Office and Break Free from Plastic Asia Pacific (BFFP AP) prepare to launch the Asian edition of our publication, Plastic Atlas, in early 2021, we are jointly organising a photo contest so that YOU too can raise awareness of Asia’s part in the plastic pollution crisis. 

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Members in the Spotlight: Friends of the Earth Scotland

FoES is Scotland’s leading environmental campaigning organisation and we exist to campaign, with partners in Scotland and across the globe, for a just transition to a sustainable society. We are part of Friends of the Earth International - the world’s largest grassroots environmental network, uniting 75 national member groups, over 2 million members, and 5,000 local activist groups around the world.

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This single-use “paper” cup was picked-up during a #brandaudit2020 event organized by #breakfreefromplastic member, @PlasticChange. 🙌🏾

This so-called “greener option” is actually lined with plastic which can stay intact for decades, if not centuries.

📷: #PlasticChange

“This is not leadership, it's failing to do the bare minimum."- Sam Chetan-Welsh, political campaigner of #breakfreefromplastic member, @GreenpeaceUK

Waste exporting is both an environmental and social injustice!

READ more 👇 @Euronews @Greenpeace
https://www.euronews.com/living/2021/01/18/brexit-loophole-allows-uk-to-ignore-eu-ban-on-plastic-waste-exports

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