Restrictive legislation on the use of oil based plastics

06/16/2021 - 14:45
Restrictive legislation on the use of oil based plastics

New European restrictive legislation on the use of oil based plastics

  • To be banned by 2021:
    -Single-use plastic cutlery, cotton buds, straws and stirrers
    -Oxo-degradable plastics and food containers and expanded polystyrene cups
  • New recycling target and more responsibility for producers
  • 90% collection target for plastic bottles by 2029+ at least 25% of recycled content by 2025 and 30% by 2030
  • More stringent application of the “polluter pays” principle

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20190321IPR32111/parliament-seals-ban-on-throwaway-plastics-by-2021