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European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban

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European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban

European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban

The European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to adopt a ban on single-use plastic items by 2021.

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European Parliament Approves Single-Use Plastics Ban

The European Parliament  voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to adopt a new law banning certain single-use plastics by 2021.  It's part of the European Union's  plastics strategy .

The ban applies to the 10 disposable plastic items most commonly found polluting European beaches, like plastic straws, cutlery, food containers and bottles.  In addition,  the legislation  urges EU member states to cut down on plastic packaging and implement stricter pollution regulations.

It sets recycling and sustainable production targets for the next decade.  Following the vote, the  vice president of the European Commission  said he hopes the move will serve as an example for other world countries to follow suit.

European lawmakers  had already  signaled their support  for the ban, but this vote was the final European Parliament approval.

Next, it'll be officially endorsed by the EU Council of Ministers, and member countries will have two years to incorporate the legislation into their national laws.  According to the EU Commission, the plastic items listed in the ban make up 70 percent of world ocean waste. 




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