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June 16, 2022

Ekologi brez meja wins support for reuse from Slovenian decision-makers

For inspiration on how to engage decision-makers, our #breakfreefromplastic Slovenian member Ekologi brez meja offers their effective engagement process, which gained support from three Slovenian MEPs for reuse – Irena Joveva, Milan Brglez and Franc Bogovič. With the right support and conditions, reuse can thrive in Europe, and lead to a much needed effective reduction […]
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Ekologi brez meja wins support for reuse from Slovenian decision-makers

For inspiration on how to engage decision-makers, our #breakfreefromplastic Slovenian member Ekologi brez meja offers their effective engagement process, which gained support from three Slovenian MEPs for reuse – Irena Joveva, Milan Brglez and Franc Bogovič. With the right support and conditions, reuse can thrive in Europe, and lead to a much needed effective reduction […]
Written by Bethany KeeleyJune 16, 2022
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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 […]
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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, […]
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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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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 […]
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May 12, 2021

Europe’s Local Reuse Champions

By Kasia Pranke Local authorities across Europe are slowly beginning to recognise the urgent need of moving away from waste management and towards resource management instead. Earlier this year, Break Free From Plastic launched the “We Choose Reuse” campaign that aims to encourage individuals, businesses, local municipalities as well as national and European policy makers […]
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April 16, 2021

Case Study for Reuse: REFILL.IE

There is one organization in Ireland that is synonymous with reuse, that is Refill.ie! Refill.ie has been in operation since 2017 and they are well on the way to realizing their ambition to have free drinking water access while outside our homes within 400m of anywhere you are in Ireland! It all started off as […]
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June 2, 2021

Webinar: A #WeChooseReuse discussion with City to Sea's Jo Morley

Jo Morley, Head of Marketing & Campaigns at City to Sea, spoke about the NGO's ambitions for Refill Day and how everyone can get involved. The webinar took place on Thursday June 3rd, at 1PM CET.
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April 25, 2021

Reuse for future: Legislative and practical approaches to truly sustainable packaging

On July 6th, 2021,  from 9h30-16h30. A Digital event hosted on Zoom. Registrations are open.   For the 8th time, Environmental Action Germany (DUH) is carrying out the European REUSE Conference, a high-level event that brings together key stakeholders from industry, business, politics and civil society. The biannual conference is presented by Environmental Action Germany […]
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April 23, 2021

Webinar: Are we getting closer to a circular economy in Europe?

In 2020, the European Commission announced the framework for its second Circular Economy Action Plan. As a result, an ambitious framework for EU Member States is being developed, whilst neighboring non-EU countries have also followed suit and introduced a number of their own measures. However, despite this recent legislative activity, the question as to whether […]
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