Biodegradable and compostable plastics do not prevent plastic pollution and should not be an excuse to keep consuming single-use plastics, the European Parliament has recognised in a vote. The Parliament voted to strengthen the European Commission’s plans to slash plastic pollution under ECOS
The European Parliament’s Environment Committee voted to strengthen the European Commission’s overall plans to cut plastic pollution under its Plastics Strategy. The Environment Committee called for a number of measures that go beyond the Commission’s original proposals
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.