The mean greens – plastic warfare

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The European Commission has adopted new rules on single-use plastics and increases control over commercial fishing gear in order to reduce marine litter and promote the transition to a circular economy

The European Commission has published guidance on EU rules on single-use plastics, with just over a month to go before it becomes mandatory in all EU countries to end their placing on the market.

According to the 2019 EU Directive on single-use plastics, which must be transposed into national legislation by July 3 at the latest, Member States must ensure that certain single-use plastic products are no longer placed on the EU market. These are selected products for which affordable plastic-free alternatives are available on the market: cotton buds, cutlery, plates, plates, straws, stirrers, balloon sticks, as well as some products made of expanded polystyrene (cups and food and beverage containers) and all products made of oxo-degradable plastic.

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The French government is preparing a new pricing system to encourage plastic recycling. Products sold in recycled plastic packaging will cost approximately 10% less than those sold in non-recycled containers.

Following the massive dissemination on social networks of images of «plastic oceans» that kill marine animals and initiatives such as the «Plastic Attacks», which consist of meetings of consumers who pile up their packaging as they leave the supermarket, leaders are beginning to propose solutions to the excess of plastic waste.

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A recent study by the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) has found plastic in human feces. This synthetic resin has colonized not only the seas and lands around the world, from the Arctic to the Antarctic, in populated areas and on uninhabited islands, it has also found its way onto our plates. This has led some governments to legislate to reduce its consumption.

Some countries have directly opted to ban the use of single-use bags. This is the case in Rwanda, which banned the use of plastic bags as early as 2008. Its Minister of Natural Resources, Vincent Biruta, acknowledged at the World Economic Forum that, although this legislation initially posed a challenge for product packaging, the industry has finally recognized that the change is worthwhile.

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«And before the spirit of that captain, blindfolded, enterprising and audacious, who, embarked on a new and even higher adventure, left his castle, I went, the other night, not only with my bordoncete and my gourds, for the act of piety, but also with mitahali, to trace in the air smoked with glorious butts, the sign of atentareverence.»

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