European Parliament to phase out single-use plastics

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The Bureau of the European Parliament has announced that it will eliminate the use of all plastic water bottles and other single-use plastic products.  

This decision is the final stage of a project which has already seen 166 waste fountains being installed in Parliament buildings, as well as the restriction of the offer of plastic waste bottles in meetings lasting less than 1 ½ hours and at large-scale events. 

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Catering outlets in Parliament will also phase out plastic cups, cutlery and other items, and will replace them with biodegradable or recyclable ones. 

The ban will begin from July 2019.  

 

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