European Union - Brussels proposes total ban of some plastic products

European Union - Brussels proposes total ban of some plastic products

European Union - Brussels proposes total ban of some plastic products

A ban on the private use of disposable plastic products like straws, plastic plates, plastic utensils, plastic coffee stirrers, cotton swabs with plastic stems and plastic balloon holders.

"Vice-President Jyrki Katainen has also mentioned how "[single-use] plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice, and today's proposals will help business and consumers to move towards sustainable alternatives".

Consumers would save about $7.6 billion per year, 30,000 jobs would be created and about 3.7 million tons of carbon dioxide emissions would be avoided by 2030, the commission said.

It will need the approval of all EU member states and the European Parliament in order to pass - a process which could take three to four years before the rules come into force.

Stakeholders from the plastics manufacturing trade and the fishing gear trade typically favored the European Fee's proposal and indicated that additional motion was needed, and even pressing. At the end of 2017, Beijing banned the import of 24 types of waste from the United States and European Union and accused the nations of flouting waste standard rules. Single-use plastic objects and fishing gear account for 70 percent of waste in the ocean, according to the EU.

European Commissioner for budget Guenther Oettinger has proposed to charge authorities of the EU countries a certain amount for every kilo of plastic waste unfit for reprocessing for reuse.


Dublin Sinn Féin MEP Lynn Boylan said the proposals were "a step in a right direction but not ambitious enough to meet the threat of plastic pollution".

Will be greatly reduced the use of plastic containers, which use a different catering companies for customer service, takeaway plastic lids for cups, plastic bottles, packets and bags, which offer buyers the supermarkets and other shops.

Producers will also be required to chip in the cost of waste management and label how waste will be disposed, "the negative environmental impact of the product, and the presence of plastics in the products".

"Plastic waste is a big issue and Europeans need to act together to tackle this problem", EU First vice president Frans Timmermans said.

Bans on plastic items like straws have grown in popularity.

New research done by campaign group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) said that industry interests had monopolised too much of the Commission's time during the build-up to the release of the Plastics Strategy in January.

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