The European Commission is tackling plastic pollution with new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. The proposal sets a number of different policy measures to tackle these problematic single-use products, from bans and reduction efforts to labelling and extended producer responsibility schemes
The cosmetics industry has submitted a statement to the European Commission objecting to the scope of the UK Government's plan to introduce a legislative ban on plastic microbeads. As a member of the Microbeads Coalition we object to limiting the ban since damaging microplastics would continue to flow into the sea.
Thirty years after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) implemented the moratorium on commercial whaling – an agreement that ultimately saved many great whale populations from certain extinction – cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises) worldwide are facing grave and growing threats from a range of human activities