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Plastic Pollution Coalition

Plastic is toxic from creation to end-of-life.

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Plastic Pollution Coalition is a growing global alliance of more than 1,200 organizations, businesses, and thought leaders in 75 countries working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impact on humans, animals, waterways, the ocean, and the environment.  They envision a world free of plastic pollution in which:

  • Individuals embody zero-waste values and have reduced the use of single-use plastic.

  • NGOs work together to drive demand for systemic solutions.

  • Governments and Businesses enforce regulations, legislation, and practices of a circular economy: Packaging/goods are intentionally designed to be reusable, durable, or useful throughout their existence. (Extended Producer Responsibility from the source).

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The #breakfreefromplastic Movement is a global movement envisioning a future free from plastic pollution. Since its launch in 2016, more than 11,000 organizations and individual supporters from across the world have joined the movement to demand massive reductions in single-use plastics and to push for lasting solutions to the plastic pollution crisis. BFFP member organizations and individuals share the common values of environmental protection and social justice, and work together through a holistic approach in order to bring about systemic change under the #breakfreefromplastic core pillars. This means tackling plastic pollution across the whole plastics value chain - from extraction to disposal – focusing on prevention rather than cure and providing effective solutions.

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Scientists, advocates, environmentalists, and consumers are turning the tables and have shown that the only effective way to reduce plastic pollution and excessive plastic-use is through a more reusable culture and source reduction. Source reduction is putting the responsibility of plastic disposal on its producers. Our communities and environment will be less burdened with plastic if we use and produce less. So, how do we encourage reusables and achieve source reduction? Through legislation. Locally and globally, communities are passing laws to reduce single-use plastic production, sale, and use in their area. In the City of Angels, part of the largest county in the entire nation, Reusable LA is moving to pass comprehensive legislation to reduce disposable plastics.

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