Subject: WATCH: "Take Back", unwrapping plastics and human health, #GotTheBottle, and more...

#breakfreefromplastic member Ecoton and their partners give us a glimpse into the global plastic waste trade and how it’s wreaking havoc on communities in Southeast Asia. Aptly titled “Take Back”, the 16-minute clip features Prigi Arisandi as he mobilizes Indonesians to resist waste imports from developed nations! 
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Did you know there are over 11,000 chemicals used to make materials for food packaging?

Last week, scientists and advocates joined forces to unwrap the reality of plastic packaging and human health. 

Tell the world you've #GotTheBottle to prevent plastic pollution!

City to Sea, a UK based #breakfreefromplastic member launches ‘National Refill Day’ to encourage using reusable water bottles! Their refill app maps refillable points around the country.

“Welcoming plastics and electronic waste from abroad in the name of development must urgently end!” 
- Penchom Saetang, EARTH Foundation

In Thailand, #breakfreefromplastic changemakers are calling for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to unite against waste dumping as leaders of the 10-member body convene this weekend in Bangkok.
A new California Bill could revolutionize how the US tackles plastic pollution!

The focus of the legislation is on producer responsibility — both reducing the amount of waste generated and making sure what is absolutely necessary is either compostable or recyclable. #breakfreefromplastic changemakers Stiv Wilson, The Story of Stuff Project and Angela Howe, Surfrider Foundation weigh in!

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