EU Action on Single Use Plastics

EU Action on Single Use Plastics

EU rules on single-use plastic products, adopted in May 2019, target the 10 plastic items that most often pollute Europe’s beaches and seas, along with lost or abandoned fishing gear. This waste accounts for 70 % of marine litter.

 

Find out more about the 10 most polluting plastics and the new EU rules below. You can also find out what actions you can take to reduce your use of these polluting materials.

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