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EU Promotes Greater Global Responsibility on Plastic Waste — But Not for Internal Market!

by Estelle Eonnet | July 7, 2020

In April of last year, the European Union joined Norway in co-sponsoring amendments to the world's only waste treaty to establish new trade controls on the dirtiest and most unrecyclable plastic wastes.

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Break Free From Plastic (BFFP) Movement Position on Chemical Recycling

by admin | June 22, 2020

The petrochemical industry has created a plastic crisis that accelerates climate change, sickens fenceline communities, contaminates drinking water and food supplies, endangers ecosystems, and pollutes the air, the land, waterways, and the ocean. Plastic pollutes throughout its lifecycle, from extraction to production to dumping and burning, and everything in between. While planning to increase production […]

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Recovery funding should not go to waste

by Estelle Eonnet | June 19, 2020

Brussels, 19 June 2020 – Today, European Heads of State and Government are meeting to discuss the Recovery Plan for Europe proposed by the European Commission in May. Rethink Plastic calls on European decision-makers to ensure that recovery funding is used to speed-up the transition to a toxic-free circular economy in Europe, based on reducing our […]

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Eighty percent of consumers are worried about the addition of plastic to cosmetics and 70% want a ban

by admin | May 29, 2020

Amsterdam, 28 May 2020 —For about 10 years now, all major cosmetics brands have deliberately added micro, nano and even liquid plastics to cosmetics and personal care products. Sometimes they do this to give their products particular properties, but mostly the plastic is cheap fillers. Research commissioned by the Dutch environmental organisation the Plastic Soup […]

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Broad Opposition to Bailout Request of #Fracking4Plastics Company Ineos

by Estelle Eonnet | May 28, 2020

For Immediate Release – May 28, 2020 Prominent activists, scientists, and 107 groups urge COP26 hosts to side with the climate and environment – while prioritising long term stability for workers through green jobs London – A request for £500m in state support by petrochemical and fracking company Ineos – partly owned by billionaire and […]

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