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European Commission Looks To Ban 10 Types Of Single-Use Plastic

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A variety of single-use plastic items could be banned in Europe to help reduce marine pollution. The European Commission is seeking approval to ban 10 different plastic products, including fishing gear. Ultimately, the goal is use plastics more responsibly and enforces producers to help in the cleanup efforts.

The European Commission will need approval of all 28 Member States and the Parliament in order to pass the new regulations. If approved, they expect them to be in full effect by 2030. Estimates show that with these new rules, Europe can cut down on 3.4 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions and consumers will save around $7.65 billion US.