Subject: Join the call for Philippines single-use plastic ban, plastic free towns around the world, and #OceanHeroes...

It’s no surprise that single-use plastics (SUP) are a major source of pollution in Southeast Asia and one of the biggest hurdles towards achieving Zero Waste. #breakfreefromplastic members in the Philippines are actively working for a legislation that will enforce a comprehensive national SUP ban.

“A comprehensive national ban on single-use plastic will not only ‘clean up’ the plastic problem, but will ensure that no more harmful disposable plastic will pollute our cities, beaches, and mountains, kill wildlife and marine life, and threaten our health,” said Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator of Ecowaste Coalition.

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Calling all #OceanHeroes 🗣

Break Free From Plastic member Lonely Whale has announced its third annual Ocean Heroes Bootcamp for global youth ages 11-18, taking place this summer from June 26-29 in Vancouver, BC. Find out how you can apply to join and learn how to #breakfreefromplastic with youth leaders from around the world

Get ready for the ‘Great Global Nurdle Hunt’ from the 13 - 22 March!

Next week, people around the world will be searching for ‘nurdles’, or plastic pellets used to make all kinds of plastic items. These pellets pollute the environment in the billions and are found all around the world. #breakfreefromplastic member Fidra is leading the way to map these pellets to expose the true extent of the problem and drive forward solutions. Pick a day, hunt for nurdles, and submit your data!

Plastic Free Towns around the world ARE happening!

The UK’s first plastic free town, Penzance is showing the way to a future free from plastic pollution, but it is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to local solutions! #breakfreefromplastic members, Surfers Against Sewage, Surfrider Foundation, Zero Waste Europe and Lonely Whale are recognised as changemakers in this great article.

Green groups issue a call to action on chemicals on food packaging

Scientists from around the world are sounding the alarm about the risks that food packaging poses to the health of children and families. Single-use packaging isn’t just a pollution crisis, it’s a public health crisis, too.

In response, groups led by the Unwrapped Project (UPSTREAM, Zero Waste Europe and GAIA) issued a Call to Action demanding regulators and industry to protect public health and the environment.

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