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Brand Audit 2022

Fri, 14/10/2022 - 15:34
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The Plastic Brand Audit is a yearly initiative to gather data on the top polluting companies (and this year, this global citizen-science project celebrates its 5th birthday!). Last month, our team of dedicated volunteers cleaned up a stretch of the Kasimedu Beach, Chennai. The plastic waste they found was sorted and analysed to find out which company is putting out the most plastic. Our findings about who we found to be the top polluters, will soon be published. #breakfreefromplastic #brandaudit2022

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Chennai Plastic Recycling Survey Report

Thu, 17/02/2022 - 11:55
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Recycled plastic pellets from Chennai fared poorly: 14 of the 18 chemicals (7 flame retardants, 6 UV-stabilizer and bisphenol A) were found in samples.10 of these are endocrine-disrupting chemicals.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Toxic plastic wastes in Oceans

Tue, 15/02/2022 - 11:52
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The global North continues dumping toxic plastic waste on the global South. Recycling of plastics, containing unknown toxic components is dangerous to those that live and work around these sites. This needs to stop.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Toxic Tours India Study

Wed, 09/02/2022 - 17:55
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We just took the #breakfreefromplastic Toxic Tours and learned that because of plastic production, clean air and water are a thing of the past for communities in Kochi, India. They showed that over 100 pipes dump toxic liquids directly into their river and over 110 exhaust pipes pump poisonous gases into the air. 

Take the #ToxicTour to uncover the realities of plastic production.
➡️ ToxicTours.org

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Reduce Plastic Usage

Tue, 08/02/2022 - 17:44
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Solving the plastic problem cannot be done by just recycling. Plastics, especially those laden with toxins, are not circular. The only true solution is to turn off the tap of plastic production.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Social Media Poster: Plastics - Ban chemicals in Plastic Production

Thu, 03/02/2022 - 17:34
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Strong legislation can help curb the widespread use of toxic chemicals in recycled plastics. Currently this is not seriously monitored by governments.

Read here for more info:https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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Widespread Chemical Contamination of Recycled Plastic Pellets Globally

Thu, 27/01/2022 - 18:34
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CAG contributed to a global study by IPEN that looked at the chemical contamination in recycled plastic pellets. The study found that recycling plastics carries over the toxins to the new products. Plastics containing toxins should therefore not be recycled; these should in fact, not be considered part of a circular economy at all.

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Social Media Poster: Stop Poisoning your plastics

Thu, 27/01/2022 - 15:00
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There is very little transparency from companies on the toxins they add to plastic. We need companies to come clean and tell us what additives go into our plastic products. And these need to be phased out, asap. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3GRNJa6

#falsesolutions #reuse #redesign

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