EU Parliament backs single-use plastic ban

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Firms such as Ribena Lucozade Suntory are redesigning plastic bottles to make them easier to recycle | Credit: Ribena Lucozade Suntory
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Firms such as Ribena Lucozade Suntory are redesigning plastic bottles to make them easier to recycle | Credit: Ribena Lucozade Suntory

Legislation is now set to be confirmed by Council of Ministers, ready to take force in 2021

Members of the European Parliament yesterday voted overwhelmingly in favour of banning the most commonplace single-use plastic items by 2021, including plastic cutlery, straws, stirrers and balloon sticks....

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