#FactOfTheDay 19/12/2018 – EU ready to further fight plastic items

#FactOfTheDay 19/12/2018 – EU ready to further fight plastic items

Eight months after the European Commission’sinitial proposal, the EU agreed on banning around ten product categories, which alone account for 70% of waste washed up in the oceans and on beaches. After 12 and a half hours of wrangling, negotiators from the EU Member States and the European Parliament have agreed to ban these many single-use plastic products in the future.

Still, even though the negotiators agreed on banning these products, the formal approval of both institutions, Parliament and the Council of the European Union, will be required.

The EU hopes to complete the legislative process of the text by spring 2019, with entry into force in 2021.

Matthieu Mazerat

For further information:

BBC : https://www.bbc.com/news/business-44280532

France24: https://www.france24.com/en/20181219-eu-agrees-ban-most-single-use-plastics

Matthieu Mazerat

Passionné par les langues étrangères, je me suis d’abord formé à la traduction puis aux sciences politiques. Tout juste diplômé d’un double master en relations internationales entre l’Université Libre de Bruxelles et la LUISS à Rome, j’ai pu conjuguer ma passion pour les nouvelles technologies et l’informatique en rédigeant un mémoire sur les cyber-stratégies nationales et la manière dont elles sont mises en place. Au sein d'EU Logos Athéna, je suis en charge du portefeuille Cybersécurité et Protection des données.

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