EU to ban straws and plastic cutlery from supermarkets to fight marine pollution

Photo of Angeles Muñoz, the mayor of Marbella. Credit: [email protected]_Marbella

STRAWS and plastic cutlery are among a list of single-use products which the European Union has ordered must be taken off the market from 2021 as part of a fight against marine pollution.
These items are two of the 10 most frequently found discarded products found on European beaches, and institutions within the EU have closed ‘in record time’ an agreement to veto their ‘commercialisation’.
Member states now have until two years to make changes to their national legislation.
The aim is to eliminate from supermarkets the plastic products for single use that ‘have easily available and affordable alternatives’.

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