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Reusables can be used safely: Over 115 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic in the age of COVID-19? During these stressful times, we must listen to science not industry lobbyists. The oil and plastics industry wants you to […]

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Community Action Micro-Funds for Black-led Organizations

In the United States, June 19th marks the annual observance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy following the end of the U.S. Civil War. As part of Break Free From Plastic’s work in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, today the BFFP US Coordination and Communications Team is releasing […]

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In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

Break Free From Plastic reaffirms the unequivocal truth that #BlackLivesMatter — we join in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members fighting for Freedom, Liberation, and Justice around the world. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the senseless murders of George Floyd in Minnesota, of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, of […]

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Reusables can be used safely: Over 115 health experts fire back at the plastic industry

While the world is rightly preoccupied with tackling COVID-19, oil companies are pushing to produce more single-use plastic than ever before. So what do we need to know about plastic in the age of COVID-19? During these stressful times, we must listen to science not industry lobbyists. The oil and plastics industry wants you to […]

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Community Action Micro-Funds for Black-led Organizations

In the United States, June 19th marks the annual observance of Juneteenth, which commemorates the emancipation of the last remaining enslaved African-Americans in the Confederacy following the end of the U.S. Civil War. As part of Break Free From Plastic’s work in solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter, today the BFFP US Coordination and Communications Team is releasing […]

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black lives matter juneteenth

In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

Break Free From Plastic reaffirms the unequivocal truth that #BlackLivesMatter — we join in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) members fighting for Freedom, Liberation, and Justice around the world. We are appalled and deeply saddened by the senseless murders of George Floyd in Minnesota, of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, of […]

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EU Promotes Greater Global Responsibility on Plastic Waste — But Not for Internal Market!

In April of last year, the European Union joined Norway in co-sponsoring amendments to the world's only waste treaty to establish new trade controls on the dirtiest and most unrecyclable plastic wastes.

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Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) Movement Position on Chemical Recycling

The petrochemical industry has created a plastic crisis that accelerates climate change, sickens fenceline communities, contaminates drinking water and food supplies, endangers ecosystems, and pollutes the air, the land, waterways, and the ocean. Plastic pollutes throughout its lifecycle, from extraction to production to dumping and burning, and everything in between. While planning to increase production […]

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Recovery funding should not go to waste

Brussels, 19 June 2020 – Today, European Heads of State and Government are meeting to discuss the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed by the European Commission in May. Rethink Plastic calls on European decision-makers to ensure that recovery funding is used to speed-up the transition to a toxic-free circular economy in Europe, based on reducing our […]

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Member Stories

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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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Back to the Future

Glaiza Lee, a writer in her mid-30s, still remembers her family owning and managing a sari-sari store in their home in Caloocan City during the early 1990s. Then a grade school pupil, Glaiza often helped in the store repacking goods and selling them.

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My BFFP Story

In 1978, I took my first trip to Switzerland and was mesmerized by the clean, well-organized streets and the beautiful landscaping.  Planted flower gardens, meticulously cared for yards and common spaces gave me the vision I wanted to see in my home country of Tunisia.  Many other trips to European countries and the USA reinforced […]

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#BREAKING: Oceana launches campaign for plastic-free choices at checkout for @amazon customers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/2On1mVb #PlasticFreeAmazon

@oceana has launched a campaign calling on @amazon to offer its customers #plasticfree packaging choices @soopajane @brkfreeplastic #PlasticFreeJuly #oceanplastic @CitytoSea_ #plasticpollution @oceanfdn http://Change.org/PlasticFreeChoice @circulareconomy https://www.oceana.ca/en/press-center/press-releases/survey-amazon-customers-overwhelmingly-concerned-about-plastic-pollution

Sachets, and other single-use plastics packaging, contribute to pollution in every stage of its lifecycle. It’s time we #breakfreefromplastic for a #betternormal.

Read the latest from @ZeroWasteAsia
https://bit.ly/SachetAway

#GoForZeroWaste #SachetEconomy

TODAY at 1pm EDT (10am PDT) learn more about the #BreakFreeFromPlastic Pollution Act from expert leaders at @CenterForBioDiv, @SenatorTomUdall's office & more! Register for the panel, and you'll also gain streaming access to watch The #StoryofPlastic here: https://bit.ly/SOPPanel2

An increasing number of projects and policies are promoting #ChemicalRecycling❗️

Yet we still don't know the full extent of its #environmental and #health impacts AND it's not being properly legislated ⁉️

📢 Read our latest statement: https://rethinkplasticalliance.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/rpa_chemical_recycling_statement.pdf

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