Plastic waste and recycling in the EU: facts and figures

Plastic production has grown exponentially in just a few decades and so did the amount of plastic waste. The EU is already taking measures to reduce plastic waste, but what happens to the waste that is generated despite all efforts? And how can recycling rates be increased? Sadly, less than a third of plastic waste in Europe is recycled.

Find out more facts and figures on plastic waste and its recycling in the EU in this infographic of the European Parliament. Read more.

EU bans Single Use Pastics (SUPs) from 2021

In 2019 the EU approved a pioneer legislation to curb Single-Use-Plastics (SUPs) that enters to force from 2021.
The so called “SUP Directive” establishes different measures for different SUP products, including bans, market restrictions, labelling & design improvements, awareness raising and Extended Producer Responsibility schemes.
Read more on the EU Directive and a distilled Overview Guide (update 2021) on it.

Litterati APP and lesson plans

Free STEM based lesson plans to bring engaging, practical, and eco-friendly content to your curriculum. These active, tech enabled lessons help students learn more about their local environment & possibly even make a lasting impact from the results of their work.

Lesson plans are categorised according to their duration (1 day, 1 week, 1 school year) students’ age, and topic.

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