In-depth: How will the EU cut microplastics pollution?

The scale and risks of microplastics pollution are increasingly under scrutiny within the EU – and the European Commission has pledged to act. But will it be enough?

by Claudia Delpero
A French scientist picks up microplastic waste on the beach of Contis, southwestern France, August 2020. Photo: MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP via Getty
A French scientist picks up microplastic waste on the beach of Contis, southwestern France, August 2020. Photo: MEHDI FEDOUACH/AFP via Getty

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