Reports

Make It Right: TIME FOR EUROPE TO ACT AGAINST PLASTIC BAG POLLUTION

Lead Organization: Surfrider Foundation Europe, Rethink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic

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5 years after the European Directive on plastic bags was adopted, we’re still waiting for the first data to be reported by Member States to assess if the target of reducing the average plastic bag use in Europe by half has been achieved. Meanwhile, this report examines and compares the measures adopted at the national level through national scoreboards. It shows that while all countries have now transposed the Directive, only some have taken ambitious action to cut plastic bag pollution at source.