24th October 2018
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From an EU Press Release:

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under plans adopted on Wednesday.

These products, which make up over 70% of marine litter, will be banned from the EU market from 2021, under draft plans approved by Parliament.

MEPs added to this list of plastics banned from the EU market from 2021: products made of oxo-degradable plastics, such as bags or packaging and fast-food containers made of expanded polystyrene.

Another step in the right direction.

One response to “Plastic Oceans: MEPs back EU ban on throwaway plastics by 2021 →”

  1. simonwoods says:

    @ChrisHannah As long as the authorities are also going to push advancements in technology for accessible equipment and make the resulting products available to those who need it, then sure this is good.

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