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EU agrees on new rules to reduce consumption of lightweight plastic bags

10:22 AM MST | November 24, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

The Council of the European Union says that agreement has been reached with the European Parliament on new rules aimed at reducing the consumption of plastic bags in the European Union. The objectives of the new EU-wide rules are to reduce the effects on the environment caused by the littering of plastic bags, encourage waste prevention, and promote the more efficient use of resources. Discarded plastic bags accumulate in the environment, in particular in the marine environment. “The agreement reached enables Europe to effectively tackle a very relevant...

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