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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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News, Oil and gas

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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News, Press Release

EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

by admin | April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from the local development fund. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition called on Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to authorize […]

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Incineration, Plastic Policies, Press Release, Zero Waste Cities

‘The Story of Plastic’ is an eye-opener on the global plastic pollution crisis

by Shilpi Chhotray | April 27, 2020

What does an anti-oil & gas activist in Houston, Texas, have in common with a lawyer advocating for plastic bag bans in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a waste picker in Delhi, India? They’re all part of the global fight to end plastic pollution – and they’re all featured in a new documentary film that BIG PLASTIC doesn’t want you to see.

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Communications Hub Team

Estelle Eonnet

by admin | April 23, 2020

European Communications Officer

Estelle is responsible for the co-creation and implementation of key communications strategies to support the achievement of the global and European objectives of the Break Free From Plastic movement. Prior to joining Break Free From Plastic, Estelle founded Moment Films, to produce non-fiction films that explore critical societal and environmental issues. As a communication strategist, […]

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