The circular economy and recycling are the key answers of the EU Plastics Strategy to the plastic soup. What happened to the idea of reducing plastic waste, as single-use plastics make up 50% of the marine litter?
The programme ‘Ocean Clean Up’ promises to rid the oceans of ‘plastic soup’. This is a very welcome initiative. But only effective when it is accompanied by a change in the way we deal with plastic, by a change in our sense of self.
The Plastic Soup Foundation is campaigning to ban microbeads in cosmetics products. Students of the Leiden Advocacy Project on Plastic (LAPP) wrote a memo providing legal guidance on the prohibition of microbeads in the EU.