4 July 2017

Amigos de la Tierra/Friends of the Earth Spain undertook this report which looks at the separate collection of biowaste in six different cities and municipalities in Spain. A survey of 40 questions was carried out, including demographic characteristics, amounts and types of collected biowaste, collection and treatment options used, costs, products sold and production process, emissions and carbon footprint information and jobs created.

19 January 2017

There is an increasing trend towards replacing conventional fossil-based plastics with "green-sounding" bioplastics. However, this paper shows that bioplastics do not solve many of the problems we are facing with plastic pollution and overconsumption and in fact cause new ones. The real issue at stake is the pressing need to reduce all plastic use. The EU must ensure that this is reflected in all potential policies and initiatives relevant to plastics and bioplastics.

All reports & publications for this issue