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.
No Magic Fix with Bioplastic
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?
Artists attack plastic pollution this Earth Day
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
Plastic: all you need to know in 3 minutes
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.