Research and reports on single-use plastics

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These are a selection of research findings and reports on single-use plastics that we've found useful when informing our work.  If you're as interested as we are in what people are saying about single-use, simply click on the download icon to access the files, grab yourself a coffee or a glass of wine and settle in for an interesting read!

2019

CIEL, Earthworks, TEJAS, UPSTREAM, GAIA, Exeter University

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February 2019

The hidden costs of a plastic planet.  Investigating the impacts upon human health from every stage of the plastic supply chain and life-cycle

WWF

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February 2019

Providing guideance to businesses in the face of increasing acknowledgement of plastic as a global threat 

2018

Re-Think Plastic, Zero Waste Europe, Friends of the Earth

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April 2018

Does plastic food packaging really solve the food waste problem? This report investigates whether it does more harm than good

WWF

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June 2018

The impact of plastics on the Mediterranean Sea and the opportunities to make positive change

UNEP

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June 2018

Investigating the impacts of plastic legislation in globl destinations.  What has worked well, what hasn't worked and why? 

2017

Ocean Conservancy

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June 2017

A documented look into the litter that's washing up on global beaches, and which may turn you from a flusher to a binner

The Ellen McArthur Foundation

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November 2017

The linear approach to plastic production and it's impacts on the environment force us to fundamentally re-think the plastic system

The Euopean Bioplastics Organisation

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2017

A superb publication which clarifies expectations around the marketing of products made from bio based materials

2016

Trucost, part of SP Global

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2016

Detailed research into the true environmental costs of changing plastic for other 'greener' materials in the consumer goods market.

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