EU lawmakers back ban on single-use plastics, set standard for world

FILE PHOTO: Plastic straws are on display in a shop in Nice, France, November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Gaillard/File Photo

STRASBOURG (Reuters) – Single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives as well as cotton buds will be banned in the European Union by 2021 following a vote by EU lawmakers on Wednesday as the bloc pushes manufacturers to step up their recycling efforts. Growing concerns about plastic pollution in oceans and stories of […]

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