Subject: #BrandAudit2019 global action this Saturday, Incineration is not a climate solution, and more...

“By adding a brand audit to your community cleanup, you can help us hold corporate polluters accountable for their plastic pollution. After all, we can clean forever—or reduce once.” - Emma Priestland, #breakfreefromplastic Corporate Campaign Coordinator

672 sign-ups for #BrandAudit2019 Day of Action on September 21! Through this global coordinated action, we are mobilizing citizen action takers around the world to come together at beaches, parks, streets and beyond to calculate who exactly is responsible for corporate plastic in our communities!

In case you missed it, here’s a recording of a webinar in English on how to conduct a Brand Audit!
Follow our social media channels this weekend for all the action!

Other News
What does a waste assessment and brand audit look like in Surabaya, Indonesia? 

#breakfreefromplastic member Ecoton shares that soiled diapers, plastic bags, small size sachet packaging, plastic cups and bottles make up the largest percentage of plastic waste. Through this initial step of identifying the kinds of wastes their community generates, Ecoton hopes to turn Surabaya into a Zero Waste city while promoting a ban on single-use plastics! 

Incineration is not a climate solution!

As climate strikers take to the streets worldwide, Zero Waste Europe’s latest briefing highlights how incineration is a major threat to people and planet. They demonstrate how the burning of plastics is a major contributor to the climate crisis. 

Plastic and Toxic-Free Period Website!

Everyone who menstruates should have access to plastic and toxic-free period products. #breakfreefromplastic members Women’s Voices for the Earth, the Women’s Environmental Network and HEJ! Support have launched a great new site with alternatives to conventional period products. 

Stop greenwashing cycling!

In case you missed it, thousands turned out for the final stage of the Tour of Britain cycling race last Saturday. Local groups supported by #breakfreefromplastic members Food & Water Europe protested petrochemical giant, INEOS, a sponsor of a major cycling team for their role in the plastic pollution crisis.

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