Plastic-bottle-free cities guide
Developed by the Surfrider Foundation Europe, this guide provides decision-makers with a catalogue of 20 initiatives and best practices that could inspire local measures to tackle pollution from plastic bottles.
Every year on average, 52 billion plastic water bottles are consumed in Europe. Typically used for less than 24 hours, each bottle takes over 1,000 years to degrade in the environment. The guide is organised around five key priority actions: reduce at source, promote alternatives, improve design, improve end-of-life, and inform citizens and raise awareness.
The best practices guide is one of the deliverables and activities of Surfrider Foundation Europe’s current Break the Plastic Wave campaign. This campaign mobilises citizens, businesses, public institutions and governments to transform the way we produce and consume in order to fight plastic pollution and preserve ocean health.