Brussels – European ministers have approved much-anticipated laws to slash single-use plastics in the EU at a meeting in Brussels. The new laws to reduce single-use plastics were negotiated between the European Commission, the European Parliament and national governments in December 2018.

Greenpeace EU spokesperson John Hyland said: “Plastic pollution is choking our rivers and oceans, and these new EU rules are a great first step to turn that around. National governments must now make sure that the companies profiting from single-use, throwaway products are held to account and that nature and public health are protected from plastic pollution.”
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