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Zero Waste in South Asia – Who’s responsible?

by Awantika Pal, South Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | February 10, 2021

Growing up amid the lush green hills in a small town in Nepal, my understanding of paradise was fairly simple - fresh air to breathe in and a clean environment to live in. However, with changes in time my definition of paradise has not only changed, but has vanished behind the harsh realities of waste and pollution.

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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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550 Groups Ask Biden to Solve Plastic Pollution Crisis With Eight Executive Actions (English / Español)

by Brett Nadrich | December 8, 2020

WASHINGTON — A coalition of more than 550 community and conservation organizations, including many members in the #breakfreefromplastic movement, today released its Presidential Plastics Action Plan, urging President-elect Joe Biden to take eight key executive actions to solve the plastic pollution crisis and become a #PlasticFreePresident.

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