The EU is fighting to move away from single-use plastics. And while lawmakers wage war with lobbyists to do so, petrochemicals company Ineos is gearing up to build a €3bn plastics refinery in the Port of Antwerp, sitting just alongside the border between Belgium and the Netherlands.
2018 truly was the year the world started waking up to the dangers posed by plastic waste – here is ClientEarth’s guide to the year that turned the tide for action on plastic.
The European Parliament has advanced the push to protect people and the environment from plastic pollution.
Legal experts are calling on the European Parliament to support plans for ports to charge a fixed fee to manage waste from incoming ships, to remove the incentive for operators to dump at sea.
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.