Subject: Jakarta plastic bag ban, plastic-free campuses launch, and writing the story of plastic!

Jakarta bans the bag!
In case you missed it, the governor of Jakarta recently signed a plastic bag ban in Indonesia’s capital city! Starting in June 2020, the regulation mandates Jakarta residents and establishments to use environmentally friendly shopping bags at shopping centers, supermarkets and local markets.

#breakfreefromplastic changemaker Tiza Mafira of the Indonesian Movement for Plastic Bags Diet (GIDKP) said: "The movement to phase out plastic bags that began almost 10 years ago in Indonesia is starting to show tangible, at-scale results. We are thrilled that early successes with a plastic bag charge trial in 2016 showed retailers and cities that it is possible to reduce dependency on single use plastics, and that snowball is still rolling thanks to a persistent civil society movement.”

Other News
Europe: Let’s write the new story of plastic, together!
WATCH: Will 2020 be the year that we #breakfreefromplastic? Hear how members across many different European countries collaborate to tackle the plastic pollution crisis from every angle!

Zero Waste Asia!
Contrary to common perception, Asia is the home of REAL Zero Waste solutions! From typhoon-ravaged - Tacloban, Philippines to a mega city like Bandung, Indonesia to a model Zero Waste city - Kerala, India, the region continuously proves that real solutions to the plastic pollution crisis can flourish if governments and communities work together.

Save the date! Global Nurdle Hunt 13 - 22 March
#breakfreefromplastic member Fidra is organising a global hunt for plastic pellets used in plastics production. These pellets pollute almost every beach in the world and we are holding the industry to account. Register now!

Calling all universities and campuses!
#breakfreefromplastic is calling all school administrators, students, teachers, and individuals who want to join us towards creating a plastic-free future! Stay tuned for the upcoming global launch in early February.

Get to know Break Free From Plastic U.S.!
Our groups are campaigning for systems change all across the plastic pollution lifecycle, from extraction to dumping & burning and everything in between. Hear from our members directly on the biggest victories from 2019.

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