EEA Issues Report on Preventing Plastic Waste in Europe

Preventing plastic waste in Europe” is a June 3, 2019 report issued by the European Environment Agency (EEA) which reviews “… waste prevention policies in Europe …”

The report notes that “... The demand for plastics is increasing rapidly worldwide … Specific and concrete prevention targets addressing plastic waste are not widespread in Europe. Only nine countries have explicit targets for plastic waste prevention … This report has identified a range of good practice examples that go beyond the average prevention status in Europe … there are very few cases in which the initiatives adopted have been properly evaluated … It is very likely that the plastic consumption and waste issues and challenges will remain and intensify in the future as plastic products become an even more vital part of our consumption habits …”