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Eighty percent of consumers are worried about the addition of plastic to cosmetics and 70% want a ban

by admin | May 29, 2020

Amsterdam, 28 May 2020 —For about 10 years now, all major cosmetics brands have deliberately added micro, nano and even liquid plastics to cosmetics and personal care products. Sometimes they do this to give their products particular properties, but mostly the plastic is cheap fillers. Research commissioned by the Dutch environmental organisation the Plastic Soup […]

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Broad Opposition to Bailout Request of #Fracking4Plastics Company Ineos

by Estelle Eonnet | May 28, 2020

For Immediate Release – May 28, 2020 Prominent activists, scientists, and 107 groups urge COP26 hosts to side with the climate and environment – while prioritising long term stability for workers through green jobs London – A request for £500m in state support by petrochemical and fracking company Ineos – partly owned by billionaire and […]

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A new report exposes the plastic polluters fighting against the introduction of a deposit return system in Austria

by Estelle Eonnet | May 27, 2020

Brussels, May 27, 2020 – Today, the Dutch campaigning organisation, Changing Markets Foundation, and the Break Free From Plastic movement, have published an investigation revealing industry lobbying against the introduction of a deposit return system (DRS) in Austria, a proven way to reduce plastic pollution and meet the European Union’s Single-Use Plastics (SUP) Directive requirements. […]

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Students and Schools Lead Global Revolt Against Single-Use Plastics

by Jed Alegado | May 7, 2020

May 7, 2020 —–  Youth leaders from around the world today reaffirmed their commitment to a plastic-free future as Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) digitally launched the global Plastic-free Campuses program. The initiative seeks to create a worldwide network of schools and universities repudiating single-use plastic and promoting alternative systems. The campaign has already gained […]

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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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