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 […]
28 November 2018

EU climate strategy sets course, now governments must speed up

Energy efficiency and circular economy crucial   Europe still 10 years behind Paris Agreement   €200bn of annual health benefits by cutting air pollution   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 […]
12 September 2018

Get banned chemicals out of consumer products, Europe demands

Chemicals long-banned by the EU are still being blended into consumer products by recyclers. The problem must end, the European Parliament is expected to signal this week. […]
7 September 2018

Stand up for people’s Right to Repair

The time is right to ensure products placed on the market are designed to last and be repaired. We demand an end to the “throwaway” culture. Every […]
23 August 2018

Lower energy bills as EU retires wasteful light bulbs

The imminent phase out of halogen light bulbs across the EU is set to deliver mammoth savings to consumers, according to Coolproducts campaigners and market experts. […]
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 […]