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#BreakFreeFromPlastic’s Environmental Justice Message Reaches the U.S. Capitol!

Yvette Arellano from Texas Environmental Justice Advocacy Services (pictured above) and our Global Coordinator, Von Hernandez, recently joined Jane Fonda's #FireDrillFriday climate event focused on environmental justice!

Our message was made loud and clear: if we want to live in a world with clean air, clean water, and healthy food for all, we need to connect the dots between plastic pollution, fossil fuels and the communities most impacted.

Other News
Environmental impact of single-use menstrual products, wet wipes and nappies exposed!

A new report written by #breakfreefromplastic members Rezero with support from Zero Waste Europe and many other groups exposes their huge cost to society and presents clean and safe alternatives.

How much does online shopping cost the environment in Asia?

#breakfreefromplastic China, Greenpeace East Asia, and the All-China Environment Federation released a report illuminating China’s generation of plastic packaging during Singles Day Shopping Spree - Asia’s version of Black Friday. In 2018 alone, about 50.7 billion packages were shipped resulting in roughly 817,000 tons of plastic packaging which are all too often ending up in landfills and incinerators!

Surfers Against Sewage’s short film “The Creature” is nominated for the Charity Film Awards!

With 95% of the ocean unexplored, what are we destroying with plastic pollution? This short film asks that question and calls for action to end plastic pollution. Vote for “The Creature” before December 1st and help spread the word.

As wealthy nations like the United States continue to export plastic waste to Southeast Asia, the food chain of countries like Indonesia turns toxic. Learn more about this burning issue from the International Pollutants Elimination Network, Nexus 3, and Ecoton’s joint investigative reporting.

Tell Amazon to STOP polluting our planet with single-use plastic packaging!

Last year Amazon made $6.2 billion on Black Friday and $7.9 billion on Cyber Monday, making those two of their most profitable days of the year. But with all that single-use plastic packaging they use in their boxes, what does that profit cost the planet?

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