The EU Is Planning a Ban on Single-Use Plastic Products

Banning 10 single use plastic items would reduce overall waste in the EU by up to 70%. Seems like a pretty easy decision to me!

The European Commission is proposing a ban on around 10 single-use plastic items that it says account for approximately 70 percent of all garbage in the European Union’s waters and beaches, including cutlery, straws, cotton buds, plates, some coffee cups, and stirrers, CNN Money reported on Monday. According to CNN’s report, it’s part of a broader plan to shift the European economy away from single-use products that end up going straight into the garbage or the street: The legislation is not just about banning plastic products. It also wants to make plastic producers bear the cost of waste management […]

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