Back in 2018, the EU reached an agreement to ban certain types of single-use plastic products with the Single-Use Plastic Directive. The Directive, which will enter into force in 2021, bans single-use plastic items such as cotton buds, cutlery, plates, straws and so-called expanded polystyrene food containers.
The draft guidelines that will steer the implementation of the Directive aims at defining which types of single-use plastic items are impacted by the new legislation. This draft has been subject to a lot of lobbying from industrials all over the EU.
Representatives from the Commission and EU countries met on 9 September to discuss the latest draft of the guidelines, which is expected to be published shortly.
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