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Welcome to our library, where you can find the full range of infographics, reports,  position papers and videos on plastic pollution by the Rethink Plastic alliance and its member organisations. Browse our latest publications!

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July 15, 2021

ECOS and the Rethink Plastic alliance position paper on bio-based plastics

This paper expresses ECOS’ and the Rethink PlasticAlliance’s views on the environmentalsustainability of bio-based plastics and in particularin response to the ongoing impact assessmentconducted by the consortium led by Wood plc.

July 8, 2021

Nearly half of ‘green’ claims on plastic products could be misleading – A study of green claims on plastic products

Analysts from ECOS and the Rethink Plastic alliance have examined the claims made on 82 plastic items. Products studied include some of the most commonly found on beaches across Europe such as plastic bottles, bags and cutlery.

July 6, 2021

Making the business case for packaging reuse systems: Study

Circular Economy Portugal’s study on making the case for packaging reuse systems forms the basis for the Rethink Plastic alliance and Break Free From Plastic’s Realising Reuse report. The study includes an outline of barriers and opportunities for reusable packaging, priority product groups, potential to scale up to reuse for key groups, main business and […]

July 6, 2021

Making the business case for packaging reuse systems: Methodology

Circular Economy Portugal’s study on making the case for packaging reuse systems forms the basis for the Rethink Plastic alliance and Break Free From Plastic’s Realising Reuse report. Its methodology outlines the research and literature review, products groups proiritization, quantitative analysis, environmental assessment, scale up potential in Europe and study limitations.

July 6, 2021

Realising Reuse Report

Based on a study conducted by Circular Economy Portugal, the Realising Reuse report highlights the capacity for reuse to thrive with the right sector specific targets, policy frameworks, contributing significantly to circular economy and Paris Agreement objectives, while saving companies and consumers money.

July 1, 2021

Assessment of European countries’ transposition of the Single Use Plastics Directive

Today, the Rethink Plastic alliance and the Break Free From Plastic movement released two reports, an assessment of policy measures adopted by EU countries to phase out single-use plastic and a catalogue of best practices that can be replicated or scaled up to support the transition. They show that further ambition is urgently needed and come as the period for EU Member States to transpose the Single Use Plastics Directive comes to an end on 3 July 2021.

June 16, 2021

#WeChooseReuse: Waste Trade and the importance of moving from single-use plastic to reuse

Levels of plastic production, consumption and use are hugely damaging. Reuse measures will enable their reduction, writes Lauren Weir, Ocean Campaigner at the Environmental Investigation Agency.

May 27, 2021

Letter to European Commission: Definition of plastic in Single Use Plastic Directive

Rethink Plastic Alliance have written to the European Commission to express our concern about the way the term “plastic” has been defined in draft Commission guidance which, if published, will be inconsistent with the Single Use Plastic Directive legislation.

May 11, 2021

Rethink Plastic response to public consultation on new rules to prevent methane leakage

The petrochemicals sector must be taken into account by the EU if we are truly reduce mehtane remissions. Rethink Plastic responds to a recent EU public consultation on new rules to prevent methane leakage.

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