Tag: single-use plastic
"Europe now has a legislative model to defend and promote at international level, given the global nature of the issue of marine pollution involving plastics."
The law, which will enter into force Jan. 1, prohibits restaurants from providing straws unless a customer requests one. It covers only sit-down eateries, not fast food restaurants, delis or coffee shops.
"Recycling is necessary but not sufficient. We absolutely must cut off the flow and have more stringent measures against over-packaging and disposable objects."
“If we are going to stop plastic we need to stop plastic where it starts.”
"It is the duty of each one of us, to ensure that the quest for material prosperity does not compromise our environment."
The directive was praised by environmental organizations.
"It's a coastal city, with the plastic items having a significant impact on the environment, we feel it's important to take action."
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