With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission is proposing new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas.
Together these constitute 70% of all marine litter items. The new rules are proportionate and tailored to get the best results. This means different measures will be applied to different products. Where alternatives are readily available and affordable, single-use plastic products will be banned from the market. For products without straight-forward alternatives, the focus is on limiting their use through a national reduction in consumption; design and labelling requirements and waste management/clean-up obligations for producers. Together, the new rules will put Europe ahead of the curve on an issue with global implications.
The other 30% of marine litter is partly made up by disposable cotton products like t-shirts, socks and underwear. Does this mean that de EU is going to ban cotton next and that we’ll have to walk in clothing made from biodegradable wool?
Of course not!
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Source for the real EU plastic ban: European Commission