One year after the deadline for the transposition of the European plastic bag directive while member States are slow to implement it effectively, Surfrider Foundation Europe has published its new Guide listing good practices from shopkeepers who are leading the way in phasing-out single-use plastic bags.
Today the European Commission has stepped forward to address plastic pollution with the release of its Strategy on Plastics in the Circular Economy, says the Rethink Plastic alliance. 
The Strategy lays out the Commission’s approach to reduce the impact of plastic pollution, including a commitment to investigate the scope of a legislative initiative on single-use plastics. 
At the time of the European week for waste reduction from 18th to 26th November 2017, Surfrider launches the campaign “PLASTIC ADDICT”, in order to raise awareness among citizens about the plastic bags use.
The goal of this new chapter in the Surfrider Foundation Campaign Ban the Bag is to incite shopkeepers as well as consumers to eradicate plastic bags, and to choose solutions respectful of the environment and the oceans. Let’s remind that the first chapter was to denounce the backwardness in terms of practice of the European Union members through the communication #EnoughExcuses, to say stop to wrong excuses.
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Check the interview of our new ambassador, Peter Harper. “I joined the Surfrider team because, let’s get real, who doesn’t want save the world by helping to preserve our ocean. It is only the most beautiful treasure on the planet. ”
Bixente Lizarazu, Ambassador of Surfrider and iconic supporter of the Ocean Initiatives talks about his commitment.