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European Parliament calls for stricter rules on plastic waste, enforcement of policies

7:31 AM MST | January 14, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling for a ban, by 2020, on the most hazardous plastics and certain plastic bags, the parliament announced today following the vote. The call for action follows a European Commission Green Paper published in April last year, as reported by CW. The resolution underlines the weak enforcement of EU legislation on waste as well as a lack of specific EU laws on plastic waste, the parliament says. The resolution urges the European Commission to issue proposals in 2014 to phase out putting recyclable and recoverable...

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