Will Europe slay the plastic pollution dragon?

As the European single-use plastic laws enter the final stage of negotiations, the plastic pollution dragon has laid siege to the Council.
Commission’s Vice President Timmermans & Parliament’s rapporteur Ries joined citizens’ call on national governments to slay the dragon and rethink plastic. Will they resist the corporate pressure?

The moment we break free from plastic

Artists have created enormous etchings on beaches across Europe during April to protest against plastic pollution.

Tagged with the #BreakFreeFromPlastic movement hashtag, the works come in the run-up to Earth Day, 22 April, this year themed “end plastic pollution”. They were commissioned by the European Environmental Bureau and backed by national members in France, Spain, Portugal, the UK and Germany.

Project lead by Rethink Plastic member the European Environmental Bureau

Time for commitments is up

What if we didn’t have to clean the environment up in the first place?

On the occasion of the Our Ocean Conference 2017, Surfrider Foundation Europe and the Rethink Plastic alliance called for serious commitments and legal measures to stop plastic pollution at source.