The ban on single use plastics takes us one step closer to a sustainable Europe, the Party of European Socialists said today.
We welcome today’s vote in the European Parliament, which saw MEPs overwhelmingly back a ban on throw-away plastics, such as straws, food containers and cotton bud sticks.
PES Common Candidate FransTimmermans, in his capacity as Vice-President of the European Commission, has led the EU’s efforts to move towards a circular economy and to reduce plastic pollution in our seas and oceans. He was instrumental in creating the EU Plastics Strategy, the first of its kind in Europe, to protect the environment from pollution whilst fostering growth and innovation, turning a challenge into a positive for our continent.
Source: Modern Diplomacy - https://moderndiplomacy.eu/2019/03/29/europe-free-from-single-use-plastic-in-2-years/