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!


April 1, 2021

Plastic pellets under REACH: strengthening requirements to enable effective supply chain legislation

Our pellets position paper makes the case for strengthened requirements on reporting, use and disposal, and supply chain verification under EU chemicals legislation in order to eliminate plastic pellet pollution.

March 30, 2021

The road to an effective EU restriction of intentionally-added microplastics

Rethink Plastic alliance position paper for effective restrictions on intentionally-added microplastics

March 30, 2021

The microplastic ball is in your court

Two-Pager Summary of Rethink Plastic alliance position paper for effective measurements to restrict intentionally added microplastics

March 17, 2021

Petrochemicals, Plastic Production & the EU Climate Agenda Panel Talk

The panel session was held as part of the October 2020 Writing the New Story of Plastic Virtual Conference with #breakfreefromplastic​. The panel features: MEP Martin Hojsík, Kingsmill Bond of Carbon Tracker, Sam Van den plas of Carbon Market Watch and facilitator Lisa Tostado of Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union.

February 17, 2021

Civil society calls for an ambitious restriction of intentionally added microplastics

Civil society sends an open letter to the European Commission to secure an ambitious EU-wide restriction of intentionally added microplastics without further delay.

February 17, 2021

Avoid the ‘mass balance approach’ to block ambitions for increased recycled content in plastics

Letter asking the European Commission to establish a transparent and ambitious ‘chain of custody’ method for determining recycled content in plastic products.

February 10, 2021

Determining recycled content with the ‘mass balance approach’

10 recommendations for development of methods and standards for the ‘mass balance approach’, a new joint paper by Zero Waste Europe, ECOS and Rethink Plastic

February 1, 2021

Civil society calls to uphold ambition on single-use plastics

Open letter to European Commission encouraging them to uphold ambition on the Single Use Plastics Directive guidelines

January 12, 2021

Waste Shipment Regulation revision: how to fix Europe’s plastic waste trade issues

Key recommendations for the upcoming revision of the Waste Shipment Regulation on plastic waste trade.

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