An overwhelming majority in the European Parliament voted to strengthen the European Commission’s plan to cut pollution from single-use plastics. The Parliament voted to ban some of the most problematic throwaway products, and to ensure producers are held accountable for the costs of single-use plastic pollution
Producers could simply market items such as throwaway plastic cups as reusable under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs – of which we are a member – has warned
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.