Reduce the Use of Plastic Bags
The European Commission adopted a proposal that requires Member States to reduce the use of plastic bags on November 4.
Lightweight plastic bags are often used only once, but can persist in the environment for hundreds of years, often as harmful microscopic particles that are known to be dangerous to marine life in particular.
In 2010, an estimated 98.6 billion plastic carrier bags were placed on the EU market, which amounts to every EU citizen using 198 plastic carrier bags per year.
Read by John Edwin Skelton.
marine – related to the sea.