Plastic free tourism: Is it possible?

That is what a group of 29 master students from the University of Wageningen looked to answer by conducting a six-week study alongside Oceana on plastics and the hospitality sector in Mallorca, Spain.  The research’s main objective was to understand the feasibility of sustainable tourism on the island and of plastic-free zones (PFZs), or areas where the use of single-use plastics (SUPs) are drastically reduced thanks to reusable options or through the use of more sustainable materials. Why Mallorca? The Balearic Island is a very important … Read more

Danish Parliament fails to set ambitious measures to curb Single-Use Plastics

The Danish Parliament missed a key opportunity to curb the flood of single-use plastics that are suffocating our ocean. Instead of introducing binding targets and measures to support refillable options as an alternative to single-use plastics, the Parliament approved a proposal from the government that only introduces the bare minimum requirements imposed by EU law. … Read more

75% of polled Danes think that cafés and take-aways should provide reusable containers for food and drink

Survey commissioned by Oceana shows that Danes overwhelmingly support the reduction of single-use plastics and champion reusable alternatives Research also finds that over 90% of interviewees believe disposable plastics should be reduced Oceana, the world’s largest international ocean conservation organisation, asked a representative sample of the Danish population about their attitudes towards throw-away plastics. Seventy-five … Read more

Engangskaffekopper bør udfases for at undgå plastik i havet

Engangskopper er blandt de ti mest fundne plasttyper i dansk natur. Folketinget behandler lige nu lovforslag om engangsplast. Regeringen bør sætte et mål om, at  80% af alle kaffekopper er genbrugelige i 2030. Den internationale havmiljøorganisation Oceana opfordrer til, at Danmark udfaser engangskaffekopper. Uddgangspunktet er et nyt lovforslag fra Miljøministeren,  som Folketinget netop nu skal … Read more