EU Parliament votes to reduce plastic use.
Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, balloon sticks or cotton buds, will be banned in the EU under new plans and these products which make up over 70% of marine plastic litter.
– single-use cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers to be banned from 2021
– MEPs added oxo-plastics and certain polystyrenes on the list
– plastics where no alternatives available to be reduced by at least 25% by 2025
– measures against cigarette filters and lost fishing gear
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