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News, Press Release

Bandung City to host International Zero Waste Cities Conference

by Jed Alegado | March 3, 2018

BANDUNG, Indonesia (March 2, 2018) — Government officials, civil society organizations and Zero Waste communities and practitioners will gather in Bandung, Indonesia for this year’s International Zero Waste Cities Conference (IZWC) to be held on March 5-7. With its theme, “Circular City is the Future City”, this year’s IZWC presents a new approach for policy makers […]

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Member Stories

Shifting the Narrative in Asia Pacific

by Satyarupa Shekhar, Asia Pacific Coordinator, #breakfreefromplastic | January 15, 2021

It is quite frequently that we come across articles and papers that declare the Asia Pacific region as the biggest contributor to ocean plastic. Labelling these countries as polluters is both facetious and inaccurate. For decades, Global North businesses have used plastic in their products, packaging, and delivery despite knowing that no feasible and viable ways to collect and process the material post-consumer use exist.

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Member Stories

What Happens to NZ’s Plastic Exports? Stories from Receiving Countries

by admin | July 1, 2020

Following China’s National Sword Programme, most of Aotearoa New Zealand’s (NZ) post-consumer plastics now go to Indonesia and Malaysia.

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News, Plastic Policies, Press Release

Plastic Bags Ban in Jakarta: Pro-Environment Policy Awakens Community Optimism Towards Earth-Saving Efforts

by admin | January 10, 2020

Jakarta (January 10, 2020). The Governor of Jakarta Province, Anies Baswedan, has just issued Regulation of the Governor of Jakarta Province Number 142 of 2019 concerning Obligations to Use Environmentally Friendly Shopping Bags at Shopping Centers, Supermarkets, and Traditional Markets. The long-awaited regulation has been welcomed by the people of Jakarta Province, as news of […]

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Brand Audit, News

Open letter to the world’s top plastic polluters: it’s time to change

by admin | November 21, 2019

Dear Coca Cola, Nestlé, PepsiCo, Mondelez International, Unilever, On World Clean Up Day 2019, over 70,000 people went out into their communities to clean up plastic pollution and collect data on the brands they found. After analysing the results of 484 brand audit events in over 50 countries, you have been found to be the […]

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