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Village shop leading the way against single-use plastic bags

Astounding statistics have recently been published by WRAP showing that 8.3 billion single-use plastic bags were given out in the UK in 2013 – an increase of 10 per cent since 2010. England had a shocking increase of 18 per cent while Wales and Northern Ireland, where charges are already in place, showed decreases of […]

Euro marine litter target lacks ambition to tackle tide of trash

The European Commission has issued a headline target of a 30 per cent reduction in marine litter in Europe’s seas by 2020. This target forms a part of the Commission’s ‘Communication on a Circular Economy’, which also includes new recycling and other waste-related targets. Although a step in the right direction, EIA is concerned that […]

Are you ready to go plastic bag free for the oceans?

Next Thursday, July 3, is International Bag Free Day, part of the Bag Free World initiative which is seeking to eliminate single-use plastic bags. EIA, as part of our work to tackle the issue of marine debris and its negative impacts on ocean environments, is asking people not just to go plastic bag free for […]

Europe Green Week and ways to counter marine debris

Today marks the start of Green Week in Europe – the biggest annual conference on European environment policy. EIA welcomes the focus this year on creating a circular economy, where almost nothing is wasted and reuse of resources becomes standard practice. Putting a price on plastic and ending consumption of single-use products is essential to […]

Action alert: Tell the EU to say ‘no’ to single-use plastic bags

Millions of marine mammals, birds, turtles and fish die every year as a result of entanglement or ingestion of marine debris, choking and entangled in man-made litter. Plastic bags are the third most common type of litter found on European beaches, lakes and rivers. Used for just a few minutes, they last for centuries in […]

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