Subject: A Zero Waste Christmas Carol for Target, Plastics and COP 25, Plastic ban in Hawaii, and more...

All we want for the holidays is for corporations like Target to step up and be leaders in the fight against plastic pollution by eliminating plastics in their stores and utilizing systems of reuse and refill.

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“Did you know plastic - not aviation ✈️ - is the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gases? If unchecked, plastic production and disposal alone will consume half of the 1.5C budget by 2100. To stabilize the climate, we must dramatically reduce the production of plastic."

#breakfreefromplastic changemaker, Neil Tangri makes the connection between plastic and climate at the 2019 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Cop 25) in Madrid! 

The long-awaited global ban on exporting hazardous waste to developing countries officially became an international law last week! This is monumental as it prohibits the export of hazardous wastes from one country to another. #breakfreefromplastic changemaker Jim Puckett of the Basel Action Network (BAN) says, “The Ban Amendment is the world’s foremost legal landmark for global environmental justice. It boldly legislates against a free-trade in environmental costs and harm.”

In Europe alone, more than 150,000 plastic pellets are polluting our environment every year. 

A new briefing from #breakfreefromplastic members, Fidra, Fauna & Flora International and the Environmental Investigation Agency show that with effective regulation, pellet pollution can be reduced by 95%.

VICTORY! Hawaii’s most populated island - Oahu - bans most single-use plastic products.

“Students of all ages and from all over Oahu have rallied behind this legislation, testified in strong support, pleaded with the Council to think of them, be brave and show society that we have the will and ability to adapt.”

Europe is writing the new story of plastic! 

#breakfreefromplastic members, Zero Waste Europe alongside the Rethink Plastic Alliance organised a conference on how European policy can help stop plastic pollution. The event brought together key policy makers and campaigners to present solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

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