2021: EU ‘SINGLE USE PLASTICS’ DIRECTIVE

DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment

Straws: Banned by mid – 2021

Beverage stirrers: Banned by mid – 2021

Cotton bud sticks: Banned by mid – 2021

Cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, and chopsticks): Banned by mid – 2021

Beverage containers and cups & containers for beverages (hot & cold) : Banned by mid – 2021

Expanded polystyrene food containers: Banned by mid – 2021

Plates: Banned by mid – 2021

Balloon sticks: Banned by mid – 2021

Oxo-degradable plastics: Banned by mid – 2021

(Oxo-degradable plastic are defined under the Directive as a plastic materials that includes additives which through oxidation lead to the fragmentation of the plastic material into micro-fragments or to chemical decomposition)