10 April 2018

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, according this study prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy for Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe.

The report is accompanied by a series of factsheets that clarify some of the problems with – and solutions to – plastic food packaging, covering:

17 November 2017

Friends of the Earth Europe, together with an alliance of European-wide civil society organisations, has sent an open letter to Environment Ministers from all EU Member States urging them to support more ambitious measures ahead of final negotiations on amendments to EU waste legislation. We call for binding reduction targets for marine litter and food waste, and higher recycling targets.

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