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The EU agreed on a ban of disposable plastic

The EU ban of plastic plates, drinking straws and other disposable products made of plastic. Negotiators of the European Parliament and the EU States agreed on Wednesday in Brussels tomorrow on the details. The ban is intended to contribute to the masses of plastic garbage in the environmental and in the world's oceans to contain. "After 12.5 hours of negotiations, we have reached a provisional agreement," writes the Austrian presidency of the EU on your Twitter Account. "The new rules will reduce sea trash!"

The EU Commission had proposed in may to prohibit once for utensils, straws, cotton swabs, and other disposable articles made of plastic. Only items for which there are better Alternatives. The amount of food packaging and drinking cups is to be pushed with reduction targets. EU-Parliament and EU-countries had changed the plans in the legislative process easily. You need to confirm the agreement of the negotiators, officially.

Significant changes for everyday life

In force, the Changes are expected to come in two years. The strategy against plastic waste for almost everyone in daily life noticeable changes. Important the package is mainly for the plastic industry, which is made according to the authorities in 2015, with a turnover of 340 billion euros and 1.5 million people employed. The measures are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3.4 million tons. The Commission justifies the proposal with the protection of the oceans. More than 80 percent of the garbage in the oceans are plastic.

part of the new strategy, the participation of manufacturers to the cost of the clean up. So the tobacco industry could be asked in the future, for the Collection of cigarette butts to the checkout.

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Created: 19.12.2018, 07:25 PM

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