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16 July 2018

With the process to develop European laws to cut plastic pollution in full swing, we are witnessing a big push for bio-based and biodegradable plastics as a supposed quick fix to our plastic crisis. This infographic explains why they are not. These so called "bioplastics" are not an excuse to keep using single-use plastics - prevention and reuse are the real solutions.

10 July 2018

From 9 to 13 July, the 5th round of negotiations between Indonesia and the EU for a free trade agreement are taking place. The fact that there was no public announcement of the round highlights the lack of transparency surrounding the negotiations.
To see if this trade deal would support a fair economy, Friends of the Earth Europe did a sustainability check of the draft texts the EU has published. The agreement scores only 4.5 out of 20 points - a clear fail.

The main findings are:

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