Brussels –SAR has sent a letter to the European Commission supporting the inclusion of a marine litter reduction target in the new Circular Economy Package.

The new ‘more ambitious’ circular economy package is due to be released on 2nd of December, but there are suggestions that the accompanying communication will be missing the marine litter reduction target that was included in the previous package. SAR, together with European Environment Bureau and Friends of the Earth Europe, has written an open letter to President Juncker, calling on the Commission to live up to the promise of a package with greater ambition, and ensure that the marine litter reduction target is included in the new package. The previous target was supported by stakeholders and marine litter researchers across Europe, who have already begun implementing it by developing baselines and statistical analysis tools.

Letter to President Juncker


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