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

by Nina Schrank | June 23, 2020

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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Recovery funding should not go to waste

by Estelle Eonnet | June 19, 2020

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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June 2020

by admin | June 18, 2020

#BreakFreeFromPlastic Newsletter: In Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

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Announcing the Winners of the Beyond Plastics Earth Day Poster Contest

by admin | May 19, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 19, 2020 View full release with images of our winners and their artwork here. Bennington, VT: From 113 entries received from students around the country, Rachel Huang from Flushing, Queens, NY; Athena Tumbelekis from Geneva, NY; and Artley Whipple from Orinda, CA have been selected as winners of the Beyond Plastics […]

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CIEL Statement on the LG Polymer Gas Leak in Visakhapatnam

by admin | May 11, 2020

The following is a statement from David Azoulay, the Director of Environmental Health at the Center for International Environmental Law. “Last night’s styrene gas leak in Visakhapatnam exposed thousands of individuals to a deadly asphyxiant—-the total number of people affected will not be known for some time. Early reports indicate that the LG Polymer plant […]

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