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Disposable plastic ban in the EU

EU agrees on ban on single-use plastic

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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2 thoughts on “EU einig über Verbot von Einweg-Plastik”

  1. Fighting or the beginning of a great change?
    In my opinion, the decision is too little for what the EU could really do.
    Eliminating single-use plastics will only shrink the waste mountains a little. What we need much more is a solution to the recycling issue. In general, we also need to do more in the economy. Towards a circular economy, away from the current economy in which products are produced only to be thrown away again a short time later.
    What do you think about it? I would be happy to exchange ideas.
    Also, big thumbs up for your blog! It needs people like you.
    warm greetings

    1. Hi Zari! Thanks for your comment and feedback!
      I see it similarly. It will be banned only from 2021 - even if it is temporally already possible from 2020. Then only a few single-use plastics will be banned - although you can really find EVERYTHING on the beaches of this world. Unfortunately, the EU has decided against a Europe-wide deposit system, which is why there will continue to be single-use plastic bottles -.-
      All we can do is keep up the pressure!
      Many greetings
      Christoph

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