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The Global Plastics En’Treaty: why waste trade to the Asia-Pacific needs to stop

by admin | October 30, 2022

From 28 November to 2 December 2022, the first session of the intergovernmental negotiating committee (INC) will convene in Uruguay, South America. This session plans to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment - in other words, it will set the tone for the conversation on the Global Plastic Treaty.

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“Recycle week” slammed as “corporate greenwash” by environmentalists

by admin | October 21, 2022

This year’s “Recycle Week”, which is urging people to “Get Real about Recycling”, has been slammed by environmentalists as “corporate greenwashing” with some of the worst polluters in the world like Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s sponsoring the week. Recycling Week’s aim is to be “galvanising the public into recycling more of the right things, more […]

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Civil society, businesses and cities put pressure on the EU to choose reuse for the reduction of packaging, waste and pollution

by admin | October 13, 2022

Break Free From Plastic campaign, #WeChooseReuse, delivers signatures to EC Vice President Frans Timmermans in the run up to the revision of the Packaging & Packaging Waste Directive Contacts: Bethany Spendlove Keeley, European Communications Officer Break Free From Plastic: bethany@breakfreefromplastic.org / +49 176 59 58 7941 | Michael Luze, luzemichael@yahoo.fr Brussels, Belgium – Citizens, businesses, cities […]

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Educators for a Plastic-free Future

by admin | September 30, 2022

Break Free From Plastic launched the Plastics Education Training Program MANILA (September 30, 2022) – Today, 110 educators from 32 countries joined the pilot of the Plastic-free Education Training Program launched by #breakfreefromplastic (BFFP). Since 2019, BFFP has been working with administrators, teachers, and students in shifting their schools away from single-use plastic. This year, […]

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Ahead of a Winter Energy Crisis, the EU Needs to Cut Plastic Production

by admin | September 23, 2022

New report reveals the urgency to cut plastic production to reduce the European Union’s dependence on fossil fuels and Russian oil and gas BRUSSELS – As the EU faces a looming gas shortage, EU countries are looking to consumers to shoulder the brunt of reductions and are pursuing deals to secure new fossil fuel supplies. At […]

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