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


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.

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

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Published on: July 2020

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Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets


The report Sachet Economy: Big Problems in Small Packets looks into the sachet economy in the Philippines that continues to add to and worsen the growing plastics pollution problem, how the big businesses corrupted Filipino’s tingi culture, and a new study by the Research Center for Social Sciences and Education of the University of Santo Tomas that looks into the public attitude towards plastic pollution. The report presents new findings and recommendations for companies and policymakers to address the onslaught of plastic sachet waste in the Philippines.

Lead Organization: Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA) Asia Pacific

Author: Catherine Liamson, Sherma Benosa, Miko Aliño, Beau Baconguis

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Making GHG accounting work for climate – recommendations for accounting methodology for Recycled Carbon Fuels


A policy briefing to act as guidance for the European Commission in light of their proposals on accounting methodology for potential greenhouse gas emissions from so called ‘recycled carbon fuels’.

Lead Organization: Zero Waste Europe

Author: Andrew Neil Rollinson PhD

Published on: July 2020

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Plastica liquida: l’ultimo trucco per avvelenare il mare (Liquid plastic: the latest trick to poison the sea)


A report on the presence of (micro) plastic in detergents

Lead Organization: Greenpeace Italia

Author: Greenpeace Italia

Published on: July 2020

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The Oceanic Standard COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines: Restaurant + Hotel Food Service


A guide for sustainable solutions during the pandemic that addresses the needs of the guest and customers of the restaurant and hotel foodservice industry

Lead Organization: Oceanic Global

Author: Oceanic Global

Published on: July 2020

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Convention on Plastic Pollution: Toward a new agreement to address plastic pollution


This plastic pollution crisis is inherently transboundary in nature and thus requires a concerted and coordinated global response to adequately address it.

Lead Organization: Environmental Investigation Agency, Center for International Environmental Law, Global Anti-Incinerator Alliance

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Published on: June 2020

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