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European Parliament approves proposal to reduce use of lightweight plastic bags; European Commission to examine environmental impact of "oxo-degradable" plastic bags

9:49 AM MDT | March 19, 2015 | Michael Ravenscroft

The European Parliament, in a draft resolution of its committee on the environment, public health and food safety, has approved the position of the European Council at first reading for the adoption of a directive of the European Parliament and -Council aimed at reducing the consumption of lightweight plastic bags. The original proposal of the European Commission was to limit negative effects on the environment, in particular littering, to encourage prevention of waste and more efficient use of resources, while restricting negative socioeconomic impact. The...

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