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EU’s throwaway plastics ban to come into force in two years

The single-use plastics directive has been published in the EU’s Official Journal

Single-use plastic straws, beverage stirrers, cutlery and plates, expanded polystyrene food and drink containers and oxy-degradable plastic will all be banned Europe-wide from July 3, 2021 under a new directive published in the EU’s Official Journal June 12. By that date, member states need to notify the Commission of the measures they are taking to cut plastic consumption.


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