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Newly launched Plastic Atlas Asia edition provides an Asia-focused overview of the plastic pollution crisis

by admin | April 23, 2021

Joint publication also features a chapter on “plastic pandemic” revealing how the oil and gas industry will ramp up plastic production in the coming years  Hong Kong/Philippines/Tokyo/Dhaka/New Delhi (April 22, 2021) — On Earth Day (April 22), the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the Break Free From Plastic movement, and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) published […]


Member Stories

Celebrating Zero Waste in Asia Pacific

by Janssen Calvelo, Southeast Asia Network Organizer, #breakfreefromplastic | March 10, 2021

As governments plan for the post-pandemic transition, the need to build more sustainable local economies, strengthen public health, and use resources efficiently is necessary now more than ever. Overwhelming evidence of the throwaway culture has shown that we must reevaluate how we handle our waste management systems, especially during such times of global upheaval where ordinary environmental health efforts cannot address the demands of the current situation.



In Global Solidarity with #BlackLivesMatter

by admin | July 20, 2020

#BreakFreeFromPlastic Members around the world will continue to speak out for Justice in deep solidarity with all the leaders and organizations who are helping advance the #BlackLivesMatter Movement.  Social Justice. Racial Justice. Environmental Justice. We believe these are all part of a single, globally-connected Movement for Justice. We are committed to utilizing our platforms responsibly […]


Press Release, Oil and gas

Global Environmental Activists Ask UN to Support Worldwide Fracking Ban

by Matt Franklin | March 5, 2020

Group represents frontline communities from Europe, Mexico and Pennsylvania, along with researchers and international climate campaigners New York, NY — A group of environmental activists, public health professionals and campaigners who are fighting fracking, climate change, petrochemicals and plastic pollution met with the United Nations to discuss the harms and threats of gas drilling and […]