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University of California, Berkeley, leads the way with country’s strongest single-use plastic ban

by admin | May 5, 2020

Campus commits to an unprecedented, comprehensive plastic policy, which eliminates all non-essential single-use plastic by 2030 Press Release April 16, 2020 | CALPIRG Student BERKELEY, Calif. — The University of California, Berkeley has committed to eliminating all non-essential single-use plastic with viable alternatives by 2030. This target, adopted by Chancellor Carol Christ, makes history by being the most […]

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WASTE AUDIT, EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING HARMFUL SINGLE-USE PLASTICS IN HOSPITALS

by admin | March 2, 2020

In an aim to re-amplify the call to assess, reduce, and eliminate the use of harmful single-use plastics in healthcare, hospitals and medical institutions in the Philippines together with the bigger break free from plastic movement, pledge to uphold and promote sustainable waste management in order to protect the health of the planet and the […]

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Waste Management Agrees to Identify Gaps in Recycling Infrastructure as Step Toward Increasing Plastics Recycling

by admin | February 27, 2020

Media contact: Stefanie Spear, sspear@asyousow.org, 216-387-1609 BERKELEY, CA—FEB. 25, 2020 — Following in-depth engagement by As You Sow and Trillium Asset Management, Waste Management, Inc. (WM) has committed to publishing a report that could help ease the recycling crisis that has developed in parts of the United States. The report will identify gaps in recycling infrastructure, and […]

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Ground-Breaking Federal Legislation Tackles the Root of the Plastic Pollution Crisis

by admin | February 12, 2020

For Immediate Release: February 11, 2020 Contacts: Shilpi Chhotray, Break Free From Plastic, +1 703 400 9986 or shilpi@breakfreefromplastic.org Ned Adriance, Senator Udall’s Office, Ned_adriance@tomudall.senate.gov Keith Higginbotham, Congressman Lowenthal’s Office, keith.higginbothm@mail.house.gov Washington DC —  Today, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) and Representative Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) introduced the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act – the first […]

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Member Stories, News, Plastic Free Campus

UCLA to phase out single-use plastics

by Kat Lockwood | January 27, 2020

By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift By phasing out one-use plastics in food service, UCLA could drive regional change as one of the largest universities nationwide to make the shift. CALPIRG Students at UCLA campaigned to make […]

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