Subject: #PlasticMonster March in Jakarta, San Francisco’s Reusable Foodware ordinance, Dutch corporate investments exposed, and more!

"Single-use plastics are extra-evil monsters. Ironically plastic is a strong material that lasts hundreds of years, but is actually designed to be used for only 30 minutes and then discarded. This doesn't make sense, and this should be ended." – Tiza Mafira, Founder of the Gerakan Diet Kantong Plastik

In Jakarta, #breakfreefromplastic member Alliance of Zero Waste Indonesia (AZWI) led a #PlasticMonster march that gathered 1,500 Indonesians to refuse single-use plastics and to push for REAL Zero Waste solutions in the country. 

Other News
Massive investments of Dutch financial sector in plastics and fracking exposed!

The Plastic Soup Foundation along with Friends of the Earth Netherlands and the Dutch Fair Finance organisation have exposed massive corporate investments in plastics and petrochemicals. Now it is time for these institutions to divest from these polluting industries.

Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines are among countries dealing with the growing avalanche of plastic pollution imported from rich nations. Al Jazeerah’s ‘The Stream’ recently featured #breakfreefromplastic changemakers to shed light on this matter.

How can a small refundable deposit on packaging help guide the path to zero waste? This new manifesto from Zero Waste Europe and dozens of #breakfreefromplastic members shows how one simple idea could change the way people consume. Has your organisation signed on?

Starting this month, China’s megacity - Shanghai will require residents to sort their waste into four categories: wet garbage (household food), dry garbage (residual waste), recyclable waste and hazardous waste. What are the implications of this new scheme in the country? #breakfreefromplastic changemaker Li Wen weighs in!

“This legislation will build truly indisposable communities that can thrive beyond throw-away pollution for its economy & environment.” - Lauren Moore, Upstream

Learn about San Francisco, California’s emerging Reusable Foodware Ordinance and what it means for community members! Can YOU imagine if more cities banded together to #breakfreefromplastic?

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