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Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

Por ProteGEEr, publicado em 10.10.18, última modificação em 24.10.18
Plastic producers could market single-use items as reusable to dodge EU ban

Credits: Zero Waste Europe

Producers could simply market items like throwaway plastic cups as reusable, under changes to a draft EU laws on single-use plastics tabled today in the European Parliament, the Rethink Plastic alliance of NGOs has warned.

The European Parliament’s environment committee voted on a proposal that would introduce new rules on plastics including bans on certain single-use plastic products responsible for marine pollution, and require European governments to set reduction targets for others.

Campaigners are concerned that the committee’s proposed definition of ‘single-use’ plastic items is too narrow, and could lead to producers easily avoiding bans, and would allow them to ignore reduction targets and other measures to reduce plastic pollution.

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