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University of California system moves to scrap single-use plastics

by admin | August 24, 2020

Following a student-run campaign, the UC’s commitment will significantly reduce plastic pollution in California CONTACT: For more information: University of California Office of the President, UCOP Media Relations: (510) 987-9200 or media@ucop.edu Veronika Michels, CALPIRG Students Campus Organizer, vmichels@calpirgstudents.org, (714)-323-2020 For interviews: Valerie Nguyen, Chairperson for CALPIRG Students at UC Berkeley, valn@berkeley.edu, (408) 410-0689   […]

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Toxic Texas: Responding to the Plastics Plant Fire in Grand Prairie

by admin | August 20, 2020

Photo Credit: Kathy Kamo August 20, 2020 A massive fire at the Poly-America Facility in Grand Prairie, Texas continues to smolder more than 36 hours after causing a regional emergency. Community advocates and Break Free From Plastic movement leaders call for the closure of the facility and all similarly-dangerous plastic production  facilities. Thick pillars of […]

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In Global Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

by admin | July 20, 2020

#BreakFreeFromPlastic Members around the world will continue to speak out for Justice in deep solidarity with all the leaders and organizations who are helping advance the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.  Social Justice. Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. We are committed to utilizing our platforms responsibly […]

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

by Estelle Eonnet | July 16, 2020

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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