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May 18, 2022
#WeChooseReuse joins the World Refill Day campaign

On the 16th June 2022, NGOs and #breakfreefromplastic members from around the world will be celebrating World Refill Day: a global campaign initiated by UK-based environmental organisation City to Sea.    This global public awareness campaign aims to help people live with less waste. Partners, supporters, and thousands of everyday activists around the world will […]

February 9, 2022
The #WeChooseReuse Campaign meets the European Commission

The #WeChooseReuse campaign kicked off the new year with two meetings with the European Commission. On the 26th January and 2 February we met with Virginijus Sinkevicius (Commissioner on Environment, Oceans and Fisheries) and Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice President of the European Commission) to discuss the challenges that businesses and local authorities face when implementing […]

November 24, 2021
#WeChooseReuse celebrates one year

With over 100,000 individuals, over 150 NGOs, 263 businesses and 33 municipalities across Europe, the #WeChooseReuse campaign has come a long way in just one year.  Check out our one year anniversary video and discover the journey we have been through.  

July 16, 2021
Meet a tip: tap, the non-profit campaigning for tap water in Germany

A tip: tap (a tip: tap water) is a non-profit association that campaigns for tap water, against packaging waste and thus for an ecologically sustainable lifestyle. We are campaigning for a water revolution, to make tap water the main beverage of our society. Since the 1970s, bottled water consumption in Germany has increased more than […]

June 28, 2021
#WeChooseReuse to transition from a linear to a circular economy

Mother nature had it right. A balanced system and a healthy functioning world is one in which everything has a purpose and nothing goes to waste. Decay, in the natural world, is integral to renewal, unlocking nutrients that allow new life to thrive. It is a circular system that stands in sharp contrast to the […]

June 20, 2021
#WeChooseReuse to combat climate change

Most people are aware that single-use plastics pile up as trash and pollute our planet, but what is less widely understood is that when it comes to plastics, harm is occuring long before our water bottles and cling film turn up in our oceans. Over 99% of plastics are produced from fossil fuels (mainly oil […]

June 18, 2021
#WeChooseReuse as an opportunity for innovation

For too long, the idea of progress and development has existed in opposition to conservation and protection of the natural world, which were often seen as roadblocks to economically thriving societies. Our long-time measure of a nation’s prosperity and “standard of living”, GDP, fails to take into account our depreciating natural resources, not to mention […]

June 17, 2021
14 Days of Action for Reuse Systems!

Across Europe, #BreakFreeFromPlastic members are calling for reuse systems to be put in place. The #WeChooseReuse 14 Days of Action in June, was an opportunity to make noise for reuse and have individuals ACT by signing the reuse commitment. Check out the #WeChooseReuse Toolkit shared with member organizations.

June 16, 2021
The Refill App gains hundreds of thousands of ‘refill stations’ as it goes global

City to Sea’s Refill app is the world’s first dedicated app to connect people to places they can refill and reuse, avoiding single-use plastic and accessing safe, clean drinking water. To date, the free, location-based app has been downloaded more than 350,000 times and has now been translated in 9 different languages (English, German, Spanish, […]

June 16, 2021
We Move Europe joins forces with #WeChooseReuse

The refill and reuse movement has been growing rapidly across Europe, thanks in part to the work of Break Free From Plastic, the global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. To mark World Refill Day, Break Free From Plastic is launching a new petition with WeMove Europe, calling on policymakers throughout Europe to […]

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