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June 13, 2022

Reuse takes centre stage in Croatia with Zelena Akcija

Written by Marko Košak, Programme Coordinator at Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia & Coordinator of Zero Waste Croatia Network.   Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia is an NGO in Croatia working actively since 1990 on the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development at the local, national and global […]
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Reuse takes centre stage in Croatia with Zelena Akcija

Written by Marko Košak, Programme Coordinator at Zelena akcija/Friends of the Earth Croatia & Coordinator of Zero Waste Croatia Network.   Zelena akcija / Friends of the Earth Croatia is an NGO in Croatia working actively since 1990 on the protection of the environment and promotion of sustainable development at the local, national and global […]
Written by Bethany KeeleyJune 13, 2022
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June 15, 2021

German NGO-alliance calls for environmentally friendly and healthy reusable systems to avert the plastic crisis

Plastic engulfing our environment – this is one of the most visible and most serious ecological problems in today’s world. Plastic is a deadly hazard for many creatures that consume it in their food. The deluge of plastic also threatens human health: microplastic has even been detected in the human bloodstream. And the production and […]
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June 15, 2021

Let's make noise on #WorldRefillDay!

World Refill Day is a global public awareness campaign to prevent plastic pollution and help people live with less waste.  City to Sea has run the campaign for the last few years in the UK as National Refill Day and after taking a break last year due to the situation with Covid, they are back […]
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April 14, 2021

The Story of a Plastic Bottle by Greenpeace

What’s the Story? This one minute animation produced by Daniel Bird, with vocals by London Community Gospel Choir, showcases the entire lifecycle of plastic bottles, and their devastating impact on human health and the planet. What is the solution to this global plastic pollution? Reuse! #wechoosereuse Campaign by #breakfreefromplastic member Greenpeace. Share the video on […]
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March 31, 2021

Building resilience: Evaluating the case for reusable medical protective clothing

Medical protective clothing is essential not only to protect medical professionals from pathogens, but also to protect patients from possible contamination. Surgical masks, respirators, gowns, aprons, gloves, and visors have become indispensable in the fight against the COVID-19 virus, yet this increase in consumption and disposal of single-use products is negatively impacting our environment and […]
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March 31, 2021

Innovation is making reuse the most convenient and hygienic choice for consumers

There is nothing complicated about reuse, really. At home we have no problem using dishes, clothes, towels, washing them and placing them back in their spot. But everything seems to change the moment we leave our doorstep. We are used to grabbing our coffee from a coffee shop, gas station or kiosk. We order take-away […]
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March 15, 2021

A coalition of environmental organisations seek corporate allies to demand strong policy for reuse systems in Europe

For immediate release — Brussels, March 15th 2021 For World Consumer’s Day, an alliance of environmental organisations has released an open letter demanding that ambitious policy be put in place to enable the implementation of robust reuse systems. Businesses championing reuse are being invited to sign, from all over Europe. From refill services to using […]
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April 14, 2021

Reusable Nappies Week April 19th-25th!

#ReusableNappyWeek is an annual week of action from the 19th-25th of April to put the spotlight on reusable nappies. Reusable nappies have proven to be environmentally-friendly (saving resources and generating 99% less waste than their single-use counterpart), as well as more cost-efficient for both families and public authorities (when it comes to the management of this waste stream). […]
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March 4, 2021

Webinar: A #WeChooseReuse discussion with Jean Bouteille Founder

There are lots of good environmental reasons for producing and consuming reuse products - e.g. from effectively preventing littering at source, to promoting sustainable consumption habits. Yet, their economic advantage has been more difficult to grasp at times, in a still largely unwelcoming context utterly dominated by single-use products.    Through the success story of […]
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February 26, 2021

Webinar: Towards safe and sustainable food contact materials in European healthcare

Register for the Food Contact Webinar on March 4th, organized by #breakfreefromplastic member Health Care Without Harm. Food contact materials (FCM) play an important role in food services in healthcare. They are used in a range of common catering products, including food and beverage containers and cutlery and help ensure the safe delivery of food […]
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