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WHY TAKING THE TOXIC TOURS MATTERS

by Estelle Eonnet | July 12, 2022

Von Hernandez is the Global Coordinator of #breakfreefromplastic, the world wide movement fighting plastic pollution at every step of its life cycle. For the launch of the Toxic Tours platform, that tells the stories of frontline communities living near plastic production, we asked him why it’s so important to tell these stories in order to […]

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188 Environmental Groups Call for an end to Single Use Products, as the United Nations Environment Assembly gets set to discuss sustainability

by Estelle Eonnet | February 17, 2021

For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 – As government representatives from 193 member states prepare to discuss “Strengthening Actions for Nature”[1], 188 environmental groups from around the world are calling on them to change the systems that support production of polluting single-use products.

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#BreakFreeFromPlastic urges EU countries to take rapid action to effectively transpose the single-use plastics Directive

by Estelle Eonnet | July 16, 2020

PRESS RELEASE Brussels, 16 July 2020 An assessment from the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement, released today, reveals that very few EU countries are on track for timely and ambitious transposition of the EU Directive on single-use plastics. Countries in the EU must take rapid and comprehensive action to end pollution from single-use plastics.  The single-use plastics (SUP) […]

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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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