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Open letter: A coalition of NGOs call on the European Union to fully transpose the Basel Convention’s plastic amendments for intra-European waste trade

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Tribal Communities vow to break free from plastic

West Bengal, India — World Tourism Day 2020 was celebrated with a lot of excitement in the state of West Bengal, India, as the national parks and tiger reserves are set to open and welcome the tourists for the first time since March 2020. To commemorate the occasion, the tribal communities from West Bengal held […]

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Can Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) Rise to the Challenge?

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Open letter: A coalition of NGOs call on the European Union to fully transpose the Basel Convention’s plastic amendments for intra-European waste trade

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Tribal Communities vow to break free from plastic

West Bengal, India — World Tourism Day 2020 was celebrated with a lot of excitement in the state of West Bengal, India, as the national parks and tiger reserves are set to open and welcome the tourists for the first time since March 2020. To commemorate the occasion, the tribal communities from West Bengal held […]

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Can Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) Rise to the Challenge?

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International Movement Seeks to Stop #Fracking4Plastics Antwerp Expansion

Environmental groups ask Flemish Environment Minister and Regions4 Climate Network’s Vice-President to reject permit for Ineos Project One Brussels, 15 October 2020 – For immediate release A new expansion plan championed by petrochemical company Ineos, which would further deepen the environmentally disastrous connection between the plastics industry and the US fracking boom, is drawing international […]

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Environmental Health and Justice Groups Laud Removal of 7,408 Metric Tons of South Korean Garbage from Misamis Oriental

(Protecting the Philippines from illegal waste traffic knows no pandemic, assert groups)   4 October 2020, Quezon City.  “Goodbye garbage from South Korea.” The EcoWaste Coalition and other environmental health and justice groups expressed jubilation with the final re-shipment of the remaining containers of illegal trash imports from South Korea amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]

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Plastic Industry Must Take Responsibility for Their Packaging Waste Instead of Blaming Consumers

Indian government must enforce stringent Extended Producer responsibility (EPR) rules to ensure that plastic producers and brand owners take back their plastic waste instead of shifting the blame to the consumers and costs to the local authorities. The call was made by speakers at the India launch of ‘Talking Trash: The corporate playbook
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Member Stories

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Government to regulate environmentally harmful plastic packaging, tyres, e-waste

Massey University’s Political Ecology Research Centre is delighted by the Government’s decision to declare plastic packaging, tyres, electrical and electronic products (e-waste), agrichemicals and their containers, refrigerants, and farm plastics “priority products”.  The Ministry for the Environment invited Dr Trisia Farrelly to speak at the launch at Remarkit in Porirua yesterday on behalf of the New Zealand Product […]

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#BreakFreeFromPlastic midway assessment of EU countries transposition of single-use plastics Directive

As part of Plastic Free July, members of the Break Free From Plastic movement and of Seas At Risk have taken stock of the progress made by EU Member States on the transposition of the EU Directive on single-use plastics, midway through the transposition period.

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Did Filipino “Tingi” Culture Pave the Way for Plastic Sachets in the Philippines?

“Enterprise for the Filipino is small stall: the sari-sari… Commerce for the Filipino is the smallest degree of retail: the tingi. What most astonishes foreigners in the Philippines is that this is a country..

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We ALL have the right to know what we're putting in & close to our bodies & should be able to make informed choices, to help us live healthy, sustainable lives🩸🌱

Choose #plasticfree #reusable ✊@organicmondays @Lunettecup @DAMEforGood @cheekywipes

#EnvironmenstrualWeek

Very excited to share last night's NBC Nightly News segment on the movement to #StopFormosaPlastics, featuring RISE's Sharon Lavigne and other residents of St. James Parish! There is still time to stop this plant - and plenty of people with the power to. https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/black-americans-in-cancer-alley-disproportionately-exposed-to-toxic-pollution-94107205554

The past is telling us something. Something we were really good at. Let’s be smart and get back to #reuse.
#NewPlasticNarrative #plasticchange #TAW #singleusesucks

The New Zealand Government is proposing to phase out a range of hard-to-recycle and single-use plastic items. #breakfreefromplastic member Aotearoa Plastic Pollution Alliance have submitted recommendations in support of this proposal. READ and retweet! http://ow.ly/3E2Z50BVXLj

According to @Greenpeace's 2019 report, bio & compostable, plastics, aren’t actually “eco-friendly." It does more harm than good because it pollutes like regular plastic, disrupts recycling systems, & deceives consumers.

We need to #breakfreefromplastic NOW!

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