EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

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It is estimated that 8 million metric tons of plastic trash end up in the oceans every year. A new EU-wide rules were proposed, with the focus on 10 single waste plastic products from this text.

Hawksbill sea turtle trying to bite a plastic cup (picture-alliance/Photoshot) The European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules on Monday aimed at reducing plastic pollution in cities and oceans by banning several plastic products. EU officials noted that the single-use plastic objects and fishing gear accounts for 70 percent of trash in the ocean and that the move towards “innovative alternatives” could create some 30,000 jobs. What they are proposing In their draft directive, the EU Commission took aim at the top 10 single-use plastic products that wash up on Europe’s beaches and are found in its seas: A ban […]

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