Library

Our resources

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!

Filters

November 29, 2022

Fifty shades of Ocean (plastic) Washing Briefing

A number of brands have oriented their marketing efforts towards the protection of the Ocean, and in particular towards protecting it from plastic pollution, which contributed to the emergence of “blue claims” and ocean or bluewashing, when these “blue claims” cannot be verified or have proven to be false, misleading or unsubstantiated. This Surfrider Europe & RPa paper is a review of the most widely-made claims on plastics and the ocean. It comes with a series of recommendations on how to best address oceanwashing.

November 10, 2022

Letter to the European Commission calling for reuse and prevention at the core of packaging law

Ahead of the proposal of the EU’s Packaging and Packaging Waste legislation, the Rethink Plastic alliance calls for reuse and prevention at the core of packaging law to achieve circularity,
decarbonisation and strategic independence.

November 3, 2022

A Just Transition to Reusable Packaging: Executive Summary

Executive Summary of “A Just Transition to Reusable Packaging: Necessary conditions, benefits and best practice”, which looks beyond the environmental benefits of reuse and explores the potential socio-economic benefits, with a focus on the grocery retail and HoReCa (Hotel, Restaurant, Cafés) sectors.

October 17, 2022

False solution: Operation Clean Sweep Infographic (FR)

Cette pollution industrielle n’est pas
anecdotique. Le problème est énorme et chronique en Europe et dans le monde, sans aucun signe d’amélioration. Les premières pollutions aux pellets étaient dans les années 1970, et les industries
fabrication et manipulation de granulés assument l’entière responsabilité de cette pollution. Pourtant, pendant des décennies, ils n’ont proposé qu’une fausse solution: Operation Clean Sweep.

October 17, 2022

False solution: Operation Clean Sweep Infographic (EN)

This industrial pollution is not
anecdotal. The issue is massive
and chronic in Europe and globally,
with no signs of improvements.
The first instances of pellet pollution
were in the 1970s, and the industries
manufacturing and handling pellets
hold full responsibility for this pollution. Yet for decades, they have only offered a false solution: Operation Clean Sweep.

October 17, 2022

Joint position paper on exposure draft ESRS E5: Resource use and circular economy

In this position paper, we discuss the opportunities to improve the guidance on the impact materiality assessment of the ESRS E5 draft, with recommendations, whilst addressing the definition of circular economy.

October 17, 2022

A Just Transition to Reusable Packaging

“A Just Transition to Reusable Packaging: Necessary conditions, benefits and best practice” looks beyond the environmental benefits of reuse and explores the potential socio-economic benefits, with a focus on the grocery retail and HoReCa (Hotel, Restaurant, Cafés) sectors.

September 27, 2022

Climate impact of
pyrolysis of waste
plastic packaging in
comparison with
reuse and mechanical
recycling

The present study compares seven scenarios for the future of plastic packaging in the European
Union (EU) from a climate perspective, following the projected amounts of recycled plastics needed
by 2030.

September 21, 2022

Single Use Plastics Directive Implementation Assessment Report

This report seeks to provide a thorough analysis of where EU Member States stand in their transposition of the SUP Directive and of their level of ambition in achieving the objectives of the SUP Directive and in addressing plastic pollution.

Rethink Plastic