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Reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment: extracts from the vote on the report by Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE) and illustrative shots

Event date: 10/10/2018

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New EU rules to reduce marine litter are voted on by the Environment and Public Health Committee (ENVI) in the European Parliament in Brussels. They target the main sources of macro-plastics found in Europe’s seas and beaches, which account for 70% of marine litter, and would ban products such as single-use cutlery, plates, plastic cotton buds and straws by 2021. Statements by Frédérique RIES (ALDE, BE) rapporteur