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Oil and gas, Member Stories, News

#Fracking4Plastics – a link that drives plastic and climate pollution

by Matt Franklin | October 10, 2018

By Andy Gheorghiu, Food and Water Europe I guess that when people think of plastic pollution most of the time they think of single use plastic items (such as plastic bags, cotton buds, plastic straws, and food & beverage packaging). I also guess that – when people think about getting active against plastic pollution – […]

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Oil and gas, Member Stories

A Global Movement Against Gas and Fracking Is Rising

by Matt Franklin | September 17, 2018

This blog was originally posted on Food & Water Europe’s website. Food & Water Europe are a #breakfreefromplastic member and are working to make the connection between fracking and plastic pollution. Along with our partners, Food & Water Europe is part of a global movement against fossil fuel extraction and FOR a sustainable future. This October we […]

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Events

Gas Down Frack Down Rise Up! – Global Day of Action

by Matt Franklin | September 17, 2018

A global movement against gas and fracking is rising Around October 13 we will target those behind the boom of fossil gas and fracking infrastructure: the industry, governments, petrochemical giants that make plastics out of fossil fuels and banks that finance all of this. We will show our governments and the fossil fuel industry that […]

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Member Stories, News

We’re Literally Eating and Drinking Plastic. Fossil Fuels Are To Blame.

by admin | August 2, 2018

by Darcey Rakestraw. This piece originally appeared on Food & Water Watch’s website. The plastics industry sees fracking as a huge opportunity for their profit margins. But plastic has already entered our food and water supply and our bodies—one more reason we need to move off fossil fuels before the problem gets even worse. Care about plastic pollution? […]

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News, Member Stories

Why Women From Asia Are Confronting U.S. Fracking: Oil Extraction Equals Plastic Production

by admin | June 26, 2018

Volunteers collect garbage along the coast of Freedom Island during a ‘Break free from Plastic’ activity in Paranaque City, the Philippines. Photo by Xinhua/ROUELLE UMALI/Getty Images by Isabelle Morrison. Article originally posted here.   Plastic manufacturers are not responsible for the disposal of their products, so the burden is placed on people in the Philippines. Heaps of plastic waste […]

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