EEA Report No 18/2020, Plastics, the circular economy and Europe′s environment — A priority for action, January 2021

Plastics play an essential role in modern society, but also lead to significant impacts on the environment and climate. Reducing such impacts while retaining the usefulness of plastics requires a shift towards a more circular and sustainable plastics system. This report tells the story of plastics, and their effect on the environment and climate, and looks at their place in a European circular economy. Download the report here.