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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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Kenya Civil society

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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Eco Groups Welcome Passage of National Single-Use Plastic Regulation

Quezon City, Philippines —The pollution watchdog EcoWaste Coalition lauds the House of Representative for passing a national regulation on single-use plastic, which signifies a first step towards eradicating plastic pollution in the country.  “We welcome the timely passage of House Bill 9147 and we now challenge our Senators to act and pass a stronger national […]

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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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Member Stories

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Member in the Spotlight for September: Recycling Netwerk Benelux

  Please introduce yourself and your organisation My name is Lindsey Wuisan and I am a Strategic Manager for the plastic transition at RNB, based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. RNB is an eNGO with the objective to help reduce our society´s resource use and prevent (plastic) waste, by pushing for ambitious legislation and corporate responsibility. […]

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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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Tons of nurdles are still present on the Sri Lankan coast, 3 months after cargo ship X-Press Pearl sank in the ocean carrying about 1680 tonnes of plastic pellets and some toxic chemicals, endangering the ecosystem. RT!

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The EU plastic #WasteTrade ACTION is happening on September 29th in Brussels!

@brkfreeplastic @RethinkPlastic @zerowasteeurope @Green_Europe & @EIA_News are calling for a full ban on EU plastic waste trade exports, outside of its borders.

JOIN US!

https://bit.ly/39tsNax

Did you know that on average we eat a credit card’s worth of plastic every week? Watch the short film ‘The Fight Against Plastic’ on @wbnofficial!

#breakfreefromplastic members Thomas Goorden and Tatiana Lujan from @ClientEarth are SPOTTED in the film ✨

https://waterbe.ar/FightAgainstPlastic

Sustainability & a holistic philosophy fueled San Carlos City in the Philippines to push for a phase-out of SUPs. 3 other cities have properly regulated the use of single-use plastics. Get inspired and download @ZeroWasteAsia’s new report here https://tinyurl.com/GAIAAPSUPbrief/
@GAIAnoburn

"As individuals we can refuse plastic at the source. But ultimately the decision makers at the top of our waste systems and mass corporations need to change – our future depends on it"

Plastic production has to STOP🛑 #breakfreefromplastic

@CarmineLizzy
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/20/new-zealand-is-not-as-clean-or-green-as-we-think-plastic-waste-is-polluting-our-land

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