Significant First Blow to Plastic Pollution Monster as EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Single-Use Products

, Significant First Blow to Plastic Pollution Monster as EU Reaches Landmark Deal on Single-Use Products, TheCircularEconomy.com
“Today’s decision could soon become one of Europe’s proudest achievements, but national governments must introduce these laws swiftly.”  In a landmark deal celebrated by campaigners as “a significant first blow to the plastic pollution monster,” the European Union (EU) on Wednesday reached an agreement to dramatically scale back single-use plastics across the continent.  “Citizens across Europe want to see an end to our throwaway culture and politicians have taken the first step,” Meadhbh Bolger, a resource justice campaigner at Friends of the Earth Europe, said on behalf of the Rethink Plastic alliance. “The time is ripe for Europe to transition away from single-use plastics to reusables.”
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