Food waste and plastic waste are two major economic, environmental and social challenges facing Europe. The report shows how a rise in plastic food packaging is failing to reduce Europe’s growing food waste problem, and in some cases may even be fueling it.
Plastic bottles and their caps are among the top ten litter items most frequently found along
coastlines, in the marine environment and in rivers. Surfrider Foundation Europe has launched the campaign Reset Your Habits to tackle this source of pollution.
Zero Waste Europe’s policy paper looks at existing alternatives to fast-moving and short-lived plastic applications, and calls on the EU to introduce reduction targets for single-use plastics within the EU Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy.