Plastic waste is one of the biggest problems for the future of our planet due to its structures that do not dissolve in nature for thousands of years. Especially one of the biggest causes of pollution in the oceans and putting the living life in the oceans at risk, unfortunately, is also one of the wastes we produce the most in our daily lives.
Within the scope of the “Single-Use Plastics Directive” proposed in 2018 and adopted in 2019, the European Union to prevent single-use plastic waste banned the use of all of these products. The law banning products such as plastic spoons, cups, straws, came into force today. Along with the law food and beverage boxes made of polystyrene banned.
Products will not be able to enter the European market:
None of the single-use plastic products that have an alternative under the law that came into force will be able to enter the European market. With this step taken within the scope of the ‘Zero Waste Europe’ movement, it is aimed to prevent plastic waste. Replace single-use plastic products in Europe to recyclable and sustainable products redirects are being made.
under the law restaurant-like businesses have been warned about this and from next month, the practice of switching to the use of fully recyclable or biodegradable products will also come into effect.
According to the data in the European Commission’s statements on the subject, 80% of the waste polluting the oceans is plastic waste. Plastic waste causes great damage to both ocean life and human life in the long run.