Campaigns highlight the work of our members and partners in initiatives that aim to share information and action-based facts about the role of plastics in recycling and sustainability, their place in the circular economy, and the removal of plastic waste from the environment.
The Plastic Museum – Designed to be Recycled
Plastics offer considerable benefits to society; however, the challenges linked to their end-of-life management mean that these benefits are frequently overshadowed in the public’s perceptions of the sector.
Gestes Propres: a national campaign against the pollution caused by discarded PPE during the Covid-19 pandemic
The Covid-19 pandemic has given rise to a new source of pollution across the globe: discarded protective face masks and surgical gloves on pavements, roads and in the natural environment, causing a significant threat to both the environment and public health. Discarded PPE is a particular concern for marine pollution, where 80% of the waste found originates from the land.
BlueMed Hackathon: engaging young innovators to find ideas and solutions for a healthy, plastic-free Mediterranean Sea
The Mediterranean Sea is strongly impacted by marine litter, which is found along its coastlines, floating both on the surface and in the water column down to the sea floor. With record levels of microplastics, it is now one of the seas most affected by plastics pollution. While it contains only one per cent of the world’s waters, the Mediterranean holds seven per cent of all global microplastics, earning it the name ‘the plastics trap’.