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
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 &amp; Flora International (FFI), the Environmental Investigation Agency and Fidra
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
Stemming the Plastic Flood: Increasing restrictions and prohibitions on Single-use Plastics (SUPs) Worldwide
This report described 36 national laws, and a sampling of regional, state or provincial legislation and local ordinances. This by no means a complete listing of all initiatives to cut the production, use and disposal of single-use plastics.
Lead Organization: Break Free From Plastic
Author: Beau Baconguis
Plastic Industry Awareness of the Ocean Plastics Problem
Plastics Industry Awareness of the Ocean Plastics Problem is the third in an ongoing series, Fueling Plastics, that examines the links between plastics and fossil fuels.
Lead Organization: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
Author: Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)