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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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Meet our youth activist of the week, Thara Bening from Indonesia

by admin | April 1, 2020

Meet our Youth Activist of the week, Thara Bening. Thara established River Warrior, a group of high school students that wanted to provide a solution to the plastic pollution problem in Brantas River, Indonesia. Since this time, Thara has been demonstrating to pass regulations on single-use plastic, has been monitoring their rivers, and educating her […]

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Join the Plastic Free Campus Program

by admin | February 20, 2020

Schools and universities can join Break Free From Plastic’s global Plastic Free Campuses program. The program outlines concrete steps that students and administrators can take to address plastic waste on campus and educate the youth on the plastic pollution crisis.

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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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Plastic-pollution bills gain steam on Capitol Hill

by Brian Dabbs | January 27, 2020

A bipartisan bill to boost plastics recycling could soon find its way to the president’s desk, but a more controversial package is dividing lawmakers and stakeholders.   A multi-track effort is afoot in the House to rein in the staggering 8 million tons of plastic dumped into oceans each year. Lawmakers in the lower chamber are […]

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