The European Parliament approves a new law banning single-use plastics by 2021. The law bans items such as plastic straws, plates, q-tips and plastic cutlery. Additionally, the new legislation calls for EU states to reach 90% collection targets for all plastic bottles by 2029.
“Today, we have taken an important step to reduce littering and plastic pollution in our oceans and seas. We got this, we can do this.” Frans Timmermans, Vice President of the European Commission.