10 years to save the ocean

January 2020

Today, 102 environmental organisations are launching the “Blue Manifesto” – a rescue plan that lays out concrete actions to turn the tide on Earth’s ever-degraded and polluted oceans and coastlines. …

EU approves unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

May 2019

European ministers have approved much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU at a meeting in Brussels. The new laws to reduce single-use plastics were negotiated between the European…

EU agrees unprecedented cuts to single-use plastics

December 2018

After months of intense negotiations, the EU has agreed much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU.

European Parliament votes to protect people and nature from plastic pollution

October 2018

National governments must follow suit and cut single-use plastic, Greenpeace Strasbourg, 24 October 2018 – The European Parliament has voted to protect people and the environment from the most common single-use…

Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

October 2018

European Parliament must close loopholes, say campaigners Brussels ​– Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics…

European Parliament says biodegradable plastics will not solve plastic pollution

September 2018

Strasbourg – Biodegradable and compostable plastics do not prevent plastic pollution and should not be an excuse to keep consuming single-use plastics, the European Parliament recognised in a vote today.