Here you can find the latest essential reports on plastic contamination of the seas

Plastic Change report on plastic industry pellet loss (2018): Tackling sources of marine plastic pollution through effective corporate engagement: A Danish case study


IEEP (Institute for European Environmental Policy), Friends of the Earth Europe, Zero Waste Europe, Rethink Plastic Alliance and NGO NOAH's report (2018) about plastic packaging and food waste in Europe:

Unwrapped: How throwaway plastic is failing to solve Europe's food waste problem

Fact sheet regarding over-packaging
Fact sheet regarding package free retail
Fact sheet regarding short food supply chain


A report regarding European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy (2018):

Communication from the commission to the European Parlament, The Council,

The European Economic and Social Committee and The Committee of the Regions:

A European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy


IUCN report (2017) on how large the problem with microplastics is,

and the part played by everyday products in the total discharge to the oceans:


UN report (2016) on status, effects and action on marine waste:

Marine Plastic Debris and Microplastics


World Economic Forum´s report on the new plastics economy (2016):

The New Plastics Economy - Rethinking the future of plastics


NOAA´s report on effects of marine waste in coastal waters (2016):

Marine Debris Impacts on Coastal and Benthic Habitats


GESAMP expert group´s global estimate on the effects of microplastics (2015):

Sources, fate and effects of microplastics in the marine environment: 

A global assessment


The Danish Environmental Authority´s report on sources of microplastics in Denmark (2015):

Marine Litter in Nordic Waters