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Top PH plastic polluters revealed; Green groups renew call to ban SUPs

by admin | March 22, 2021

QUEZON CITY, Philippines, 19 March 2021 – Members of the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement today renewed the call for the government to impose a nationwide ban on single-use plastics to mandate corporations to end dependence on single-use plastics. The call came following the release of the Philippine version of the 2020 Brand Audit Report [1], which found […]

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March 2021

by admin | March 18, 2021

It’s a Wrap! The new #breakfreefromplastic Asia-Pacific Newsletter

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Righting the wrongs – Reusables are the only way forward

by Awantika Pal, South Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | March 13, 2021

Refillable bottles were introduced by Coca-Cola in the 1940s and were the only way beverages were delivered. Those iconic glass Coca-Cola bottles were originally designed to be purchased, their fizzy contents consumed, and then returned to the company for reuse.  That changed in 1970s, when Coca Cola replaced them with single use plastic bottles. Fast forward to 2020 and we see Coca-Cola named as the #1 Top Global Polluter in our Brand-Audit results, a position it has held in BFFP global brand audits in 2018 and 2019 as well.

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Top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam identified, Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance calls for ‘locking the plastic valve’ in plastics pollution

by admin | March 13, 2021

Da Nang, March 11, 2021 - A recent report shows Coca Cola, PepsiCo, and Nestle as the top 3 plastic polluters in Vietnam.  This is according to the Vietnam Waste Assessment and Brand Audit Report (2018-2020) published by Vietnam Zero Waste Alliance (VZWA) and its member organizations.

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