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Zero Waste Europe: Understanding Packaging (UP) Scorecard

The UP Scorecard is a science-based, free and easy-to-use online tool to help selection of foodware and food packaging that is safe and environmentally sustainable. Scores are provided for plastic pollution, chemicals of concern, climate, water use, sustainable sourcing, and recoverability.  

Zero Waste Europe: Rezero: urine samples that changed the Spanish Waste Law

For the past 5 years, ZWE’s Catalonian member Rezero has been campaigning on the dangers and harmful effects of plastics on human health (besides all the harm it does to our environment). This late March, they saw their ambitions become reality through the ban on food packaging chemicals in the Spanish Waste Law.

Zero Waste Europe: How the EU chemicals strategy can help to make our food packaging toxic-free

Since publishing the European Green Deal in December 2019, the EU is in a modus operandi for a systemic change. The Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability (CSS) adopted a year later, announced that it would help fight toxic chemicals and pollution that is detrimental to both human health and ecosystems. If it fulfills this promise – it will be remembered Zero Waste Europe: How the EU chemicals strategy can help to make our food packaging toxic-free

ZWE: Towards Safe Food Contact Materials in a Toxic-Free Circular Economy

This policy briefing looks into the threat that FCMs poses both to human health and the environment, with a focus on food packaging, and highlights the opportunity for ambitious reform of the EU policy framework which would contribute to the transition towards safe, cost-efficient and reusable packaging that protects human health and guarantees a toxic-free ZWE: Towards Safe Food Contact Materials in a Toxic-Free Circular Economy