Publications

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…

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.

EU court tells Germany to cut the crap

June 2018

Industrial farming to blame for manure polluting water, Greenpeace The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) has ruled that Germany breached EU law by allowing manure runoff from farms…

Investigation: EU subsidises Europe’s most polluting livestock farms

April 2018

CAP payments fund factory farms leaking ammonia into air and water Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a…

Investigation: How CAP promotes pollution

April 2018

Subsidies from the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are supporting some of Europe’s most polluting livestock farms, a Greenpeace investigation has revealed. Over half (51%) of the farms examined…