It is estimated that the 150 million tonnes of plastics currently in the ocean include approximately 23 million tonnes of chemicals added in the manufacture of plastic and that about 225,000 tonnes of such additives are released into the oceans annually (Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation, 2016). Our team is dedicated to use the power of the law to push for long term solutions to stop this source of pollution.

Plastics

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    More transparency needed in deciding food contact material rules

    Legal experts from environmental law charity ClientEarth have joined other key organisations working in the public interest in outlining the current weaknesses of current food contact material regulation.

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    Plastic taxes vital to cut pollution, new study finds

    The EU should consider an ambitious set of taxes on plastic in Europe to reduce the overall use in the economy, a new report has found.

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    EU institutions must disclose secret industry studies on chemicals in food

    ClientEarth lawyers are demanding increased transparency from the European Parliament and European Council on why certain chemicals allowed in food are considered safe.

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    Serious material business risks for companies creating plastic waste

    Major companies face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, a new report shows from ClientEarth shows.

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