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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
16 January 2018

The European Commission steps forward to reduce plastic pollution

The European Commission has stepped forward today to address plastic pollution with the release of its Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy, says the Rethink […]
7 December 2017

World vows to end pollution, but Paris Agreement-style action needed

For the first time at the UN Environment Assembly, yesterday world leaders signed resolutions to clean up our air, land and water. The European Environmental Bureau […]