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Plastic and Waste Pickers


Plastic takes up a large percentage of the waste handled by waste pickers. Consequently, they are one of the most vulnerable occupation groups that stand to be impacted by the global plastics treaty. The treaty must establish the legal frameworks required to improve working conditions for waste pickers.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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The Plastic Waste Trade


Top exporters such as the United States, Germany, the UK, Japan and Australia are placing a disproportionate toxic burden on the environment and communities in importing countries. A Global Plastics Treaty can enact stricter measures on the waste trade to prevent environmental injustices.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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Overview of the Plastics Treaty


Plastic pollution does not respect borders. It is in the air we breathe, the food we eat, the water we drink, and even in our bodies. A new binding legal instrument, covering the entire lifecycle of plastic, is required to tackle this planetary crisis.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives

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Published on: February 2022

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Under wraps? What Europe’s supermarkets aren’t telling us about plastic


European supermarkets are very important actors when it comes to plastic: with a €2.4 trillion turnover, this sector has the resources to act, and public opinion polls consistently show that citizens firmly believe that retailers have a responsibility to address plastic pollution. This first-ever analysis of the role that European supermarkets play in addressing the plastic pollution crisis, shows disappointing results. It reveals that some of the biggest retail chains in Europe are only paying lip service to the problem, while behind the scenes they are trying to delay action and distract consumers and policymakers.

Lead Organization: Changing Markets Foundation

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What is Reuse


Citizens, municipalities and businesses across Europe are calling for reusable packaging to be scaled up and for robust reuse systems to be put in place. Even though the concept of reuse is high on the public agenda, it is sometimes used interchangeably with other concepts such as recycling. So what is reuse? Find out more in #WeChoooseReuse's guide to the reuse revolution!

Lead Organization: Zero Waste Europe

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Published on: April 2022

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Synthetics Anonymous


This report investigates the behaviour of some of the biggest fashion brands and retailers regarding their use of synthetic fibres and transparency about doing so. Our findings not only expose fashion brands’ heavy addiction to synthetics but also demonstrate rampant greenwashing across their voluntary commitments and products, with as much as 59% of green claims for the products we assessed being unsubstantiated or misleading.

Lead Organization: Changing Markets Foundation

Author: Changing Markets Foundation

Published on: June 2021

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