Brussels. In order to drastically reduce plastic waste in the environment in the future, the EU has now introduced a ban on single-use products made from Plastic that was proposed back in May. The Europe-wide law will come into force in 2021 and will include plastic plates, cutlery and drinking straws, for example. In addition, plastic bottles will soon only be allowed to be brought into circulation with a permanently attached lid, as otherwise the lids will end up in the environment en masse and cost the lives of many birds and marine mammals.
Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze had proposed a Europe-wide deposit system in this regard - but unfortunately this proposal did not receive the necessary majority.
In the next few years, we will certainly notice a big change in our shopping - because many single-use plastic products will no longer be available and our society will gradually move towards healthy and environmentally friendly shopping. plastic free life.
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