Journalist Karen Coleman talks to the Sinn Fein MEP Lynn Boylan about the vote in the European Parliament this week on a new law banning single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery, straws, plastics balloon sticks and cotton buds sticks made of plastic.
They are to be banned in the EU by 2021.
The new law also sets a 90% (ninety percent) collection target for plastic bottles by 2029. And it states that recycled materials should make up twenty five percent (25%) of each plastic bottle by 2025. That’s to increase to thirty percent 30% by 2030.
The agreement also strengthens the application of the polluter pays principle.
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