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More than 67,000 people urge the U.S. Government to support a legally binding Global Plastics Treaty addressing the full life cycle of plastics

by Brett Nadrich | February 16, 2022

#breakfreefromplastic movement members deliver petition signatures to the U.S. Department of State, emphasizing the need for a bold and binding Global Plastics Treaty coming out of UNEA-5.2 (Photo © Tim Aubrey, Greenpeace USA) WASHINGTON — Today, environmental advocates with the #breakfreefromplastic movement met with a staff member from the U.S. Department of State to deliver 67,482 […]

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With caution, #breakfreefromplastic welcomes Coca-Cola’s 25% Reusable Target By 2030

by admin | February 10, 2022

Environmental groups who have been advocating for reusable and refillable solutions to the plastic pollution crisis believes the beverage giant can do better Manila — Today, The Coca-Cola Company announced its goal of having 25% of all beverages globally across its portfolio of brands sold in refillable/returnable glass or plastic bottles, or refillable containers, by […]

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New EU rules for methane must cover petrochemicals and supply chain if it is to honour climate commitments, environmental NGOs urge

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | December 8, 2021

Brussels, 08 December, 2021 In a bid to become a global leader on reducing methane emissions, the European Commission plans to table its proposal for a Methane Regulation this 14 December – but it’s expected that it will not include full coverage of supply chains, nor inclusion of petrochemicals, as the European Parliament had asked […]

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Banks in Belgium are blind to their role in the plastics crisis

by Bethany Spendlove Keeley | October 27, 2021

Banks in Belgium play an important role in exacerbating the plastic crisis. FairFin publishes a report today showing that banks in Belgium actively invest 78 billion in the food industry, one of the main users of single use plastics. The report was commissioned by environmental law charity ClientEarth. FairFin and ClientEarth ask banks to take […]

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The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo named top plastic polluters for the fourth year in a row

by admin | October 25, 2021

  COP26 sponsor Unilever rises in the ranks to be the world’s third worst plastic polluter according to 2021 Brand Audit October 25, 2021 — The Coca-Cola Company and PepsiCo are ranked as the world’s top plastic polluters for the 4th consecutive year according to Break Free From Plastic, whose latest global Brand Audit report […]

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