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BFFP call on EU to be a voice for ambition ahead of INC Global Plastics Treaty negotiations

by Comms Hub | November 24, 2022

On Monday 28th November, delegations from across the world are convening at the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC) in Uruguay to start developing an international legally binding instrument to end plastic pollution. In response to the latest news that the EU has joined the High Ambition Coalition to End Plastic Pollution just as INC negotiations kick-off, […]

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COP27 Sponsor The Coca-Cola Company named worst plastic polluter for five years in a row according to 2022 Brand Audit

by Comms Hub | November 15, 2022

Activists commemorate 5-year Trashiversary by organizing actions and return-to-sender activities in front of top polluter offices to call for a global plastics treaty Manila — The Coca-Cola Company, PepsiCo, and Nestlé come in as the world’s top plastic polluters for five years running, according to Break Free From Plastic’s latest global brand audit report. The […]

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BFFP members respond to EMF’s report on companies’ failures to advance on their 2025 plastic-reduction targets

by Comms Hub | November 3, 2022

Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation released its fourth annual Global Commitment 2022 report, demonstrating that companies comprising 20% of the world’s producers of plastic packaging will miss their own 2025 targets for a circular economy. The report shows an overall increase in virgin plastic use by signatories in 2021 and a decrease in reusable plastic packaging. Read […]

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“Recycle week” slammed as “corporate greenwash” by environmentalists

by admin | October 21, 2022

This year’s “Recycle Week”, which is urging people to “Get Real about Recycling”, has been slammed by environmentalists as “corporate greenwashing” with some of the worst polluters in the world like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s sponsoring the week. Recycling Week’s aim is to be “galvanising the public into recycling more of the right things, more […]

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News, Youth

End Plastic Pollution is taking the lead to make schools and universities plastic-free in Uganda

by Rafael Eudes | October 18, 2022

A study from 2020 analyzed the microplastic pollution in surface water of Lake Victoria, the world’s largest tropical lake, with a 26,828-square mile water body shared by the countries Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania. The study recorded microplastics made of polyethylene, often used in bags, wrappers and films, in surface waters in several sites on the […]

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