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Kenya civil society comes together to launch zero plastics coalition

On March 24th the Centre For Environment Justice and Development held a consultative meeting with grassroots organizations and other stakeholders in the waste management sector with support from Break Free From Plastic. The goal of the meeting was to deliberate on the need to form a unified civil society voice to champion plastic pollution reduction […]

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EARTH call on the Thai government to Ratify the Basel Ban Amendment, End Toxic Waste Imports

Environmental NGO Ecological Alert Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) submitted letters to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and the Minister of Industry, calling on the Thai government to ratify the Basel Convention Ban Amendment, which will end the imports of toxic plastic wastes and e-waste into the country and for government agencies to strictly […]

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Celebrating Black Community Leadership on Juneteenth

Break Free From Plastic works to envision a future free from plastic pollution that advances environmental justice, social justice, and racial justice all together as part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. The plastic pollution crisis disproportionately impacts communities of color, including particular harm that the petrochemical industry does to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous […]

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Kenya civil society comes together to launch zero plastics coalition

On March 24th the Centre For Environment Justice and Development held a consultative meeting with grassroots organizations and other stakeholders in the waste management sector with support from Break Free From Plastic. The goal of the meeting was to deliberate on the need to form a unified civil society voice to champion plastic pollution reduction […]

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EARTH call on the Thai government to Ratify the Basel Ban Amendment, End Toxic Waste Imports

Environmental NGO Ecological Alert Recovery – Thailand (EARTH) submitted letters to the Minister of Natural Resources and Environment and the Minister of Industry, calling on the Thai government to ratify the Basel Convention Ban Amendment, which will end the imports of toxic plastic wastes and e-waste into the country and for government agencies to strictly […]

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Celebrating Black Community Leadership on Juneteenth

Break Free From Plastic works to envision a future free from plastic pollution that advances environmental justice, social justice, and racial justice all together as part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. The plastic pollution crisis disproportionately impacts communities of color, including particular harm that the petrochemical industry does to Black, Latinx, and Indigenous […]

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Press Releases

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New report from Climate Tracker and Break Free from Plastic shines light on media coverage of plastics in Southeast Asia

On June 30, 2021, Climate Tracker and Break Free from Plastic launched a report titled The Plastic Pandemic: Has COVID-19 Shifted the Media Discourse on Plastics in Southeast Asia?, which assessed media coverage of plastics in Southeast Asia before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The report, which is the first of its kind as it […]

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Groups renew calls for stronger environmental protection amid Clean Air Act anniversary

Quezon City, Philippines— Environmental organizations, civil-society groups, faith-based institutions, academe, and community-based organizations are calling on the government for effective and sustainable environmental protection during the anniversary of the passage of the Clean Air Act into law on June 23. The Act prohibits the use of incinerators for waste disposal. The Philippines is the first […]

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Report: Consumer goods companies are missing the mark with false solutions to the plastic pollution crisis

June 22, 2021 —- Top fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies are churning out plastic pollution ‘solution’ projects that do very little to solve the plastic pollution crisis. The Break Free From Plastic global movement has tracked and analysed projects that seven major companies and eight alliances claim are part of their response to plastic […]

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Member Stories

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Member in the spotlight – Environmental Investigation Agency

Our Ocean work focuses on three threats to the marine environment and biodiversity: plastic pollution, fishing gear, and other threats to marine animals, in particular the commercial exploitation of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises).

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Members in the Spotlight: Zero Waste Austria

Please introduce yourself(-ves) and your organisation?My name is Monique, I am from Austria and I have studied business and administration in Vienna and also in California. I have been working for Zero Waste Austria over a year now and I am in charge of LinkedIn marketing and our sustainable city tours. I am also writing […]

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Paryavaran Mitra Demands Indian Government to Formalize Gujarati Waste Picking, Provide Workers Adequate Livelihood and Benefit

Waste pickers in India are an integral part of the healthcare and sanitation sector, yet are largely unrecognized by the very systems they support. In the state of Gujarat, #breakfreefromplastic member Paryavaran Mitra, an environmental organization that aims to increase public participation in government decision-making, is appealing to authorities to acknowledge the essential role waste pickers have in keeping the environment clean and safe, especially as COVID-19 continues to spread. The group is demanding that the government provide waste pickers livelihood and policies that will help protect them.

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#Plastic is a growing crisis for people, the climate, and our planet.

To wrap up #PlasticFreeJuly, we are organizing a Twitter chat — #PlasticsTreatyHour — to discuss why we need a legally binding international agreement that tackles plastic at every stage of its lifecycle.

On July 27th, we are joining @ciel_tweets and other organizations to discuss why we urgently need an international legally binding agreement to tackle the #Plastic crisis, what such an agreement looks like, and what it should address.
Join the #PlasticsTreatyHour!

"An understanding of environmental justice and education on the full life cycle of plastics is essential. It will not only enable communities to address injustices, but also allow them to identify false solutions." #breakfreefromplastic

https://opinion.inquirer.net/142139/justice-and-a-plastics-free-philippines?fbclid=IwAR1QzJhBedwOJirHBjSx1wSg8_2mMDwobMi5bAYuz6l8UkI7x6z4VQcDxiY

Do you remember when soda glass bottles used to be returned by store owners to be cleaned and refilled? However, Deposit-Return-Schemes (DRS) were systemically wiped out. Some stores and businesses are trying to bring this practice back! #breakfreefromplastic #reusableispossible

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Disposable pads and tampons are both bad for our health and our planet. Chemicals used in sanitary pads can be toxic. Check out these plastic free period options in Asia Pacific! RT! #breakfreefromplastic #reusableispossible

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