13 December 2018

EU governments support first set of laws for more repairable products

EU governments have supported first-ever repairability measures for fridges despite opposition from manufacturers and hesitation from the European Commission. The same progressive approach may now also […]
29 November 2018

EU to deny citizens longer-lasting and repairable popular consumer products – MEDIA BRIEF

Major industry lobby groups have pushed the European Commission to abandon plans for longer-lasting products despite increasing public support. But EU governments can still rescue the […]
24 October 2018

European Parliament takes historic stand against single-use plastic pollution

The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, but national governments must now show the same ambition, according to […]
22 October 2018

Stand up for your Right to Repair

Tired of wasting money on products that don’t last? Help us put an end to the “throwaway” culture. Sign the petition below and share this message. […]
19 October 2018

Electronic waste is an environmental time bomb, NGOs warn in new video

E-waste is estimated to reach a record high in 2018. Tech companies must be held accountable for profiteering from short product lifespans and a “throwaway” culture, […]
10 October 2018

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU ban on […]
13 September 2018

Biodegradable plastics will not solve plastic pollution, says the European Parliament

Biodegradable and compostable plastics do not prevent plastic pollution and should not be an excuse to keep consuming single-use plastics, the European Parliament recognised in a […]
10 July 2018

EU Parliament backs microplastic bans to tackle plastic pollution

The European Parliament’s environment committee today voted to strengthen the European Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution, under the so-called Plastics Strategy. On behalf of […]
5 June 2018

European Chemicals Agency favouring microplastics industry opinion over scientific evidence of environmental damage

The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has been favouring industry during its initial gathering of evidence on microplastics, prompting environmental organisations to remind ECHA not to overlook […]
31 May 2018

European Parliament sets path for better products for people and the environment

Manufacturers should place durable, repairable and recyclable products on the EU market in addition to making them energy efficient. This is the vision set by the European Parliament […]
28 May 2018

European Commission steps forward to cut down on single-use plastics – but it’s just the beginning

The European Commission has taken a leap forward in tackling plastic pollution, with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. Speaking on behalf of Rethink Plastic […]
26 February 2018

Green activists disrupt tech conference

Environmental activists disrupted the world’s largest mobile phone conference with a provocative piece of 3D pavement art highlighting the growing problem of electronic waste.     […]