Current measures to solve plastic pollution crisis 'not enough'

Scientists have voiced concern over the EU’s “ineffective” policies to tackle the plastic pollution crisis, warning of the “systemic failures” of the linear economy and rise of bio-plastics.

A report released today by the European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC) warns that the EU is not doing enough to address the problem of plastic pollution. 

The EASAC is an advisory council made up of experts from 28 states including the UK, Switzerland and Norway. The report, which is the council’s first on plastic pollution, recommended banning plastic waste exports, introducing a mandatory labelling scheme and “ambitious” extensions to the polluter-pays principle.

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