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Building a bridge strategy for residual waste


A policy briefing which highlights the importance of defining a new strategy for managing residual waste that corresponds with the requirements of the age of climate emergency that we are living in.

Lead Organization: Zero Waste Europe

Author: Zero Waste Europe

Published on: June 2020

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The Safety of Reuse During the COVID-19 Pandemic


This provides answers to the 7 most frequently asked questions regarding the safety of reusable products.

Lead Organization: UPSTREAM

Author: UPSTREAM

Published on: May 2020

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Moving Away From Single Use (Ukranian)


Guide for national decision makers to implement the single use directive entered into force on 2 July 2019. It aims to tackle pollution from single-use plastics (and fishing gear), as the items most commonly found on European beaches.

Lead Organization: ReThink Plastic

Author: ReThink Plastic

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The Burning Question – Will Companies Reduce their Plastic Use?


This report focuses on the actions and responsibilities of four of the world’s biggest plastic polluters: CocaCola, Nestlé, PepsiCo and Unilever.

Lead Organization: Tearfund

Author: Tearfund

Published on: April 2020

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Our Ocean Needs Action Not Promises: Towards a Regulatory Approach to Prevent Plastic Pellet Loss in the EU


Plastic pellets are the second largest direct source of microplastic pollution to the ocean, and are known to cause serious harm to ocean life. This briefing outlines the urgent action that we recommend the European Commission should take to ensure that all pellets are handled responsibly across the plastic supply chain, drastically reducing this major source of ocean pollution.

Lead Organization: Fauna & Flora International (FFI), the Environmental Investigation Agency and Fidra

Author: Admin

Published on: December 2019

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NGOs Position for an Impactful Restriction of Microplastics


The Commission has requested ECHA to prepare a proposal to restrict intentionally used microplastics as part of the actions for curbing plastic waste and littering of the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. Members of #breakfreefromplastic are deeply concerned with the potentially very broad proposed derogations regarding allegedly biodegradable microplastics and unduly long transitional periods, as they will considerably undermine the capacity of the restriction to achieve its objective.

Lead Organization: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth, ReThink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic Members

Author: European Environmental Bureau (EEB), ClientEarth, ReThink Plastic, Break Free From Plastic Members

Published on: November 2019

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