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400 organisations demand the world’s 5 biggest plastic polluters switch to reusable packaging for World Refill Day

by Comms Hub | June 15, 2022

A global coalition of over 400 global organisations have joined forces on World Refill Day to demand that the five biggest plastic polluters commit to ‘transparent, ambitious and accountable reuse and refill systems’.  In an open letter, organisations and members of the #breakfreefromplastic movement, including City to Sea (who are behind World Refill Day, the […]

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Environmental Groups Claim that New Rules Restricting Plastic Trade are being Ignored

by admin | June 15, 2022

Governments urged to fully enforce the Basel Convention Geneva, Switzerland (June 13, 2022) – At the ongoing meeting of the Basel Convention, the Basel Action Network (BAN) and member organizations of the Break Free from Plastic movement (BFFP) presented evidence of continued plastic waste trade, exported primarily from the rich developed countries to weaker economies, […]

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#breakfreefromplastic Movement Responds to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Report on Addressing Flexible Packaging

by admin | March 31, 2022

Manila – Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF) released a new report entitled “Flexible packaging: The urgent actions needed to deliver circular economy solutions”, which focuses on flexible packaging as the fastest-growing plastic packaging category. This form of packaging is almost uniformly single-use, with high rates of leakage into the environment and very low recycling […]

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Major Progress Towards a Legally Binding Plastics Treaty Covering the Full Life Cycle at UNEA-5.2

by Comms Hub | March 2, 2022

Governments take action to address plastics at every stage—from extraction, production, use, and disposal to remediation—during the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2). Nairobi, Kenya – The global #breakfreefromplastic movement today hailed the adoption of a landmark mandate calling for the development of a global treaty on plastics, which has been adopted upon conclusion of the […]

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200 groups urge govts in Asia-Pacific to sign global plastics treaty

by admin | March 1, 2022

Groups highlight key waste trade issues to watch out for Manila/Bangkok/New Delhi (February 24, 2022) — More than two hundred environmental groups belonging to the Break Free From Plastic movement in the Asia-Pacific region are urging their respective governments to support the call towards a new binding legal instrument that will cover the entire life cycle of plastics […]

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