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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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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 Spotlight – Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine

Hello, my name is Sofia, I am a head of the Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine, which is based in, you will never guess -  in Ukraine! At the moment, the Alliance consists of 3 founding  organisations - Zero Waste Lviv (Lviv, Ukraine), Zero Waste Society (Kyiv, Ukraine) and Zero Waste Kharkiv (Kharkiv, Ukraine). I co-founded the Alliance back in 2018, and I love the story of how we got together and created this union.

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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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Show us how you do it by sharing a photo or video breaking free from plastic

Check out @peoplexplastic — a new BIPOC storytelling collective and podcast hosted by @shilpichhotray, former Global Communications Lead with Break Free From Plastic.

🎧 Hear personal stories from the leaders who are tackling the plastic pollution crisis in new and innovative ways, and honest dialogue about how we can work towards an anti-racist and plastic-free future. 

The first episode drops this week. Subscribe on all major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts and Spotify. Link in bio.

#PeopleOverPlastic #BreakFreeFromPlastic
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⚠️Make no mistake, plastic is a fossil fuel! ⚠️

#COP26 should address this MAJOR climate threat. It's time for decision makers to #breakfreefromplastic.

From #NetZero to “Waste-to-Energy” incineration, learn more about FALSE solutions that Big Oil and Big Plastic are perpetuating. 🚨 Link in bo. 👆🏽

@gaiazerowaste #PlasticBurns #Sustainability #ZeroWaste @cop26uk
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Did you know that #FormosaPlastics has a six-decade-long record of regulatory and rights violations around the world?

A first-of-its-kind report—created by #breakfreefromplastic changemakers with @ciel_org, @centerforbiodiv, and @earthworksaction—explores Formosa as a key example of the broader petrochemical & plastics industry’s profound risks to #humanrights, human and environmental health, and the climate. Link in bio.
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90% of plastic comes from fossil fuels. Corporations contribute to climate change with every single-use plastic they produce. 🛢🏭

To address the climate crisis and end plastic pollution, plastic production has to stop. 🙌🏾

Check out the link in our bio to know more and to find out how you can help hold corporations #climateaction

📸: @beyondplasticsbennington meme challenge
#breakfreefromplastic #brandaudit2021 #plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #climatechange #climateaction
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Have you listened to Season 6 of the Drilled #podcast about Plastic Pipelines? 🎧 Investigative journalist Amy Westervelt uncovers the dirty business of the natural gas and petrochemical corporations, while sharing the stories of the brave activists fighting to save their hometown communities in the Gulf South of the U.S.

Hear from #breakfreefromplastic changemakers like Sharon Lavigne of @risestjames, environmental activist Diane Wilson, Anne Rolfes of @labuckets, Carroll Muffet and Jane Patton of @ciel_org, Judith Enck of @beyondplasticsbennington, and many more!

Link in bio.

#drilled #climatejustice #plasticjustice #environmentaljustice #socialjustice #climateactionnow #keepitintheground
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🔦 Our latest member to be in the spotlight is Zero Waste Alliance Ukraine @zwaukraine 🇺🇦

ZWAU brings together three amazing organisations: Zero Waste Lviv, Zero Waste Society and Zero Waste Kharkiv. As an alliance, they are helping establish zero waste and plastic free communities across the country 💪🏽

Learn more about how they joined forces to fight plastic pollution in our Member in Spotlight blog. Link in Bio 🔗

#MemberInSpotlight #breakfreefromplastic #zerowaste #zerowastecities #WeChooseReuse
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Fierce grassroots resistance has stalled Formosa's plans to build one of the world’s largest plastic-making plants in St. James Parish, Louisiana, U.S. But even though the so-called "Sunshine Project" has been delayed, it has not been officially canceled ... yet!

The #DefundFormosa webinar on October 6, 2021, featured @goldmanprize winner Sharon Lavigne (Founder of @risestjames) together with leaders from @stopthemoneypipeline, @acrecampaigns, and @foe_us.

Participants learned from frontline community groups about the history of environmental racism along the U.S. Gulf Coast, as well as why and how we must take action against the banks & asset managers behind Formosa's plans in the "Cancer Alley" region of Louisiana. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻

#BreakFreeFromPlastic #DefundClimateChaos #DeadlineGlasgow #StopTheMoneyPipeline #EnvironmentalRacism #EnvironmentalJustice #RacialJustice #SocialJustice #PlasticJustice
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Do you know what this symbol means? ♻️ If you see the “chasing arrows” on plastic packaging, it does NOT necessarily mean that the plastic will be recycled. 

“It’s a marketing campaign meant to make plastic look like it’s more of an environmental product than it actually is,” says #breakfreefromplastic changemaker Lynn Hoffman with AMBR (Alliance of Mission-Based Recyclers). “The real truth is arrows don’t mean anything about the recyclability of a product.”

Watch the video to learn more. Link in bio.

#greenwashing #recyclingisnotenough #plasticpollutes #plasticwaste #stopmakingplastic #recycling #reuse #refill #goingzerowaste
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Flashback Friday….to a world before single-use plastics were a thing. 💭🌿

Like and share if you think corporations should go back to reuse and refill systems.
To end the plastic pollution crisis, production has to stop. #breakfreefromplastic 🛑

#plasticpollution #corporateresponsibility #climatechange #climateaction #BrandAudit2021
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#breakfreefromplastic members are asking the U.S. @nationalparkservice to honor the fact that Indigenous and Native People were the original stewards of these lands for thousands of years—and to deepen the government's commitment to a more just future—by banning single-use plastic from all U.S. National Parks.

✍️ Sign the petition to join us in demanding that the @usinterior & National Park Service stop the sale and distribution of single-use plastic! Link in bio.

#environmentaljustice #socialjustice #racialjustice #plasticjustice #indigenous #native #nationalparks #plasticpollutes #noexcuseforsingleuse #zerowaste #governmentaccountability
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Congratulations to #TheStoryofPlastic team for the well deserved #DocEmmys award for Outstanding Writing. 🙌🏾 🎉

The Story of Plastic is a powerful documentary that reveals the truth behind the plastic pollution crisis, false solutions, and the collective action to fight its devastating destruction around the world. It's the film that BIG OIL DOESN'T WANT YOU TO SEE. 🛢

WATCH IT NOW FOR FREE link in our bio 👆🏽

🎥: @storyofstuff @plasticpollutes @peakplastic

@iemmys @discovery #StoryofPlastic #BreakFreeFromPlastic #StoryofStuff #PlasticPollutes #emmy #emmyaward
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TOMORROW at the #PlasticHealthSummit2021, CIEL's Plastics & Petrochemicals Campaign Manager, @soopajane, will discuss the harms of global plastics production to communities and the environment through the lens of #HumanRights.

Read more: http://www.ciel.org/reports/formosa-plastics-group-a-serial-offender-of-environmental-and-human-rights
and register ⬇️ https://twitter.com/plasticsoupfoun/status/1450756237646249986

Plastic Soup Foundation@plasticsoupfoun

Only one day left till #PlasticHealthSummit2021! Our director @mariawesterbos joined @GBNEWS to talk about the impact of plastic on our environment & our health. You can still get online tickets to attend this unique event! 🎟 👉https://buff.ly/2JAjiZH https://buff.ly/3lXDpWf

Young people are showing us that now is the time for action. If we follow in their footsteps, maybe one day, the issue of plastic & health will no longer be relevant.

Meet these young heroes at the #PlasticHealthSummit in Amsterdam TOMORROW 💥 https://buff.ly/3ofgffp

Learn about the challenges to global climate neutrality especially in BRICS in this online discussion—a subevent of the 2021 People's Forum on BRICS.

Oct. 20, 2021 | 5:00 PM (GMT+5:30)

Sign up now at http://bit.ly/BRICS2021Session9

Presented by BFFP AP, CFA, and @pacenvironment

Meet Barbara Washington with #InclusiveLouisiana, who lives in the shadow of the petrochemical industry in St. James Parish, Louisiana, U.S. Together, we are asking @POTUS to stop the petrochemical & plastic expansion! @PeakPlastic #VoicesFromTheFenceline
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-1TI-tN718

Is plastic worth it when....
⚠️ more than 99% of plastic is made from oil
⚠️ every single piece ever made still exist

The real question is, why is PLASTIC PRODUCTION still not tightly regulated?

Dear decision makers it's time to #breakfreefromplastic 🚨

#brandaudit2021

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