The EU's overwhelming support for the plastic bag ban
. The committee collected more than 15,500 responses, and EU citizens only received more than 15,000 responses.
In a public consultation by the European Commission, more than 70% of respondents voted to ban the distribution of plastic bags. Green organizations such as Seas at Risk and EEB say that the committee should now act on this overwhelming support and implement a ban across Europe.
The public consultation aimed to explore options to reduce the use of plastic bags and to increase the biodegradability requirements of EU law.
The committee collected more than 15,500 responses, and EU citizens only received more than 15,000 responses.
Consultation results showed that more than 70% of the respondents agreed that plastic bags need to be banned throughout the EU, and only 12% agreed that the current requirements for compostability and biodegradability in the packaging directive are appropriate.
Chris Carroll of Seas At Risk said: "Plastic bags pose a threat to the marine environment. This consultation shows that European citizens have had enough. The committee must listen to strong support for the ban and implement it throughout Europe as soon as possible. The committee must now study how Reduce the use of other disposable and disposable products and packaging, which often end up as waste in the marine environment."
Stephane Arditi of the European Environment Agency said: “More than two-thirds of the respondents support the ban on disposable plastic bags, sending a clear signal to European institutions: it’s time to introduce more durable products and effective laws that support waste prevention. Documents."
Source: Ocean at risk
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