Single-use plastics report estimates scale of EU consumption
Seas at Risk, an umbrella organisation of European environmental NGOs which promotes marine protection, has published a report on the scale of single-use plastic consumption in Europe created with assistance from Eunomia. The report, entitled Single-use Plastics and the Marine Environment, represents the first attempt to create a picture of single-use plastic consumption in Europe.
The report makes a number of estimates, indicating for example that the annual consumption of beverage bottles across the EU is around 46 billion. In addition to consumption estimates, the report also presents case studies of successful litter prevention initiatives (News Item Eunomia, December 2017).
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