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 already proposed in May. The Europe-wide law will come into force from 2021 and include, for example, plastic plates, cutlery and drinking straws. In addition, there is the regulation that plastic bottles may soon only be circulated with a firmly attached lid, as otherwise the lids end up in the environment en masse and cost the lives of many birds and marine mammals.
In this regard, Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze had proposed a Europe-wide deposit system - but this proposal unfortunately did not receive the necessary majority.
In the next few years, we will certainly feel a big change in our purchases - because many disposable plastic products will no longer exist and our society will gradually move closer to the healthy and environmentally friendly plastic free life.
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