Plastics & chemicals

Microplastics can now be found everywhere in the world.

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Microplastics can now be found everywhere: at the peak of Mount Everest, in the depths of the Mariana Trench, and in the blood, lungs, and placenta of humans. Studies show that an average person consumes about five grams of microplastics a week – roughly the weight of a credit card. On top of that, the ingredients in plastic products include toxic chemicals such as phthalates, plasticizers and flame retardants. That means that plastic pollution is about more than just littering.

Reference: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/microplastic-pollution-is-found-in-deep-sea

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Let’s not put the chemical crisis off to the next generation.

We call on policy makers in the EU to take action against toxic chemicals in our nature, air, water and bodies. We ask them to:

  • Fully implement the European Union’s promises on its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability to ensure a toxic-free Europe by 2030
  • A special focus must be to fix the outdated chemicals control law, REACH, to ensure the fast track banning of the most harmful chemicals in consumer products
  • Fully implement the European Union’s action plan to phase out PFAS, including support and facilitate the universal ban of PFAS as well as banning PFAS in sectoral legislations such as toys, cosmetics, packaging and food contact materials.
  • Aid communities affected by forever chemical pollution and ensure thorough monitoring, remediation, ground sanitation, health and other plans in response to their needs. Make polluting PFAS manufacturers and related companies accountable for these.

This petition is done together with several European environmental organisations.