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


Published on: May 2020


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


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


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


The Environmental & Economic Cost of Single-Use Menstrual Products, Baby Nappies & Wet Wipes

This is a pioneer study which aims to analyse the impacts of single-use menstrual products, baby nappies and wet wipes as well as measures to prevent or minimise them. This report is the first of its kind at the European level, and goes beyond the limits to single-use items analysing the benefits of reusable products across a range of factors.

Lead Organization: Zero Waste Europe, ReZero

Author: Alba Cabrera, Rosa Garcia

Published on: November 2019