EU lawmakers move to ban throw-away plastics | Sustainable Procurement News | Scoop.it

Under the proposal, EU states would also be obliged to recycle 90 percent of plastic bottles by 2025, with help from manufacturers to cover costs of waste management. European Union lawmakers moved on Wednesday to ban widely-used, throw-away plastics such as straws and cotton buds, and put a greater burden on manufacturers to recycle in an effort to clear up ocean pollution. Under the proposal, overwhelmingly backed by the European Parliament, 10 single-use plastic products with readily available alternatives would be banned by 2021. EU states would be obliged to recycle 90 percent of plastic bottles by 2025 and producers to help cover costs of waste management.