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#EUelections2019 - Single use plastics

Event date: 08/04/2019

#EUelections2019 - Single use plastics

On 27 March 2019, Parliament approved a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds. 

A milestone success is the ban of single-use plastic products such as cutlery, cotton buds, plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks which will be banned from the EU market from 2021.

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MEPs debate and vote on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment during the plenary session in Strasbourg.

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On 22 October 2018 in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, MEPs debated on a new law to forbid the sale of single-use plastic products such as cutlery, cotton bud sticks, plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks within the EU from 2021. They voted on 24 October: the results were: 571 in favour, 53 against and 34 abstention.

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