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EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste

Bans are a sign that common sense in communities and business has failed to avert the obvious problem that we have ignored for years. The EU could ask each member state to use a deposit system to collect 90 percent of plastic bottles in their country by 2025 and asking producers of certain products to help cover the costs of clean-up and waste treatment, including: tobacco products with filters (such as cigarette butts), plastic bags, candy wrappers, potato chip packages and wet wipes. This will help change old attitudes and wasteful habits.

To read more, follow the link below:

http://www.dw.com/en/eu-commission-plans-ban-on-plastic-waste/a-43949554?maca=en-linkedin-sharing

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