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EU Strategy for Plastics

Event date: 17/10/2018

EU Strategy for Plastics

Plastics pervade modern life. Global plastics production has been multiplied by 20 since the 1960s and is expected to double by 2036.

In May 2018, the European Commission put forward a legislative proposal seeking to address the issue of marine litter from plastics. The proposal builds on the 2015 circular economy action plan, which announced 'action to fulfil the objective of significantly reducing marine litter', and on the Strategy for plastics in a circular economy published in January 2018.


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MEPs debate to endorse the ban on single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws and cotton buds sticks from 2021

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MEPs debate on banning the sale of single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70% of marine litter. Vote on Wednesday

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Members of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety vote on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

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A plastic strategy for a circular economy

News  -  07/09/2018

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