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Tackling the plastics crisis through law - do European strategies offer scope for optimism?

den 22 september 2022, kl. 11:30 till 13:00

The seminar will be held at Stockholm University, Department of Law, C-building, Faculty room on the 8th floor. Please register until September 20th.

The global plastics crisis is a major, complex challenge, with adverse impacts for the environment, marine life, and potentially human health. At a personal level, the ubiquitous nature of plastics in daily life make it a crisis we can all relate to. Over recent years, plastics waste pollution has risen on the political and legislative agendas, at national, EU and international levels. This paper will contextualise the challenge of tackling plastics pollution through law and policy, reflecting on whether strategies adopted at national and EU levels are sufficiently ambitious and can realistically impact the scale of plastics waste pollution.

Dr Noreen O’Meara is a Senior Lecturer in Human Rights and European Law at the University of Surrey, UK, and co-director of the Surrey Centre of International and Environmental Law (SCIEL). Her research cross-cuts aspects of Human Rights law and EU law, with current projects focusing on aspects of procedural rights and environmental law. Noreen is a visiting academic at Stockholm University, contributing to teaching on the Masters in European Economic Law programme at the Faculty of Law.

Coffee and sandwiches will be available to registered participants from 11.30.

Should you have any dietary requirements or allergies please inform us when registering.

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