Materials and waste We need to stop throwing so much away, and start reducing, reusing and recycling more

11 April 2018

Za Zemiata / Friends of the Earth Bulgaria activists dressed in plastic bag costumes greeted Europe’s environment ministers yesterday in Sofia, demanding a ‘retirement plan’ for plastic bags – as politicians gathered for an Environmental Council meeting.

Bulgaria
10 April 2018

A rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe's growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it, according to new research.

Europe generates waste at an unsustainable rate. Most European countries still follow an unsustainable, wasteful pattern: extract resources, manufacture products, consume them, and then dispose of them, as cheaply as possible.

 

Friends of the Earth Europe campaigns for reducing, reusing and recycling – practices that are not only good for the planet, but create jobs and are positive for the economy.

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