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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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EcoWaste to DILG: Allow LGUs to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors

by admin | April 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The pro-environment and health group EcoWaste Coalition on Monday asked the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to allow local government units (LGUs) to grant hazard pay to garbage collectors sourced from the local development fund. In a statement, the EcoWaste Coalition called on Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to authorize […]

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Stop Pandemic at Work: Recognize Covid-19 as an Occupational Disease

by admin | April 28, 2020

Statement on International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – 2020 28 April is a day of remembrance for workers who were killed, injured, or disabled due to a lack of proper health and safety at work. World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents […]

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