The end of single-use plastics in the EU is in sight

The European Parliament has voted to ban single-use plastics across the board in an attempt to stop the unending stream of plastic pollution making its way into the oceans by 2021.

In addition, the BBC writes: "the use of plastics for which no alternatives currently exist – mostly food packaging – will have to be cut down by 25 percent by 2025." This will mostly concern the food industry, but also the cigarette industry with its highly resilient plastic cigarette butts.

The Germany-based CSR Magazine, however, makes a point that the ban will not address the "not enough talked about topic of micro plastics".

One MEP said, if no action was taken, "by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans".

Read the BBC article here

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