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

24 October 2018

National governments must follow suit, say campaigners

The European Parliament has leapt forward to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution, but national governments must now show the same ambition, according to the Rethink Plastic alliance.

10 October 2018

European Parliament must close loopholes, say Rethink Plastic campaigners

Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs has warned.

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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