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The European Union Is Working To Eradicate Plastic Waste By 2030


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Officials in Brussels announced last week that the European Union is taking steps to eradicate plastic waste, with a goal set to make all packaging recyclable or reusable by 2030. The commission's vice-president, Frans Timmermans, told The Guardian it's past time to get rid of "single-use plastics that take five seconds to produce, you use it for five minutes and it takes 500 years to break down again."

He continued, “If we don’t do anything about this, 50 years down the road we will have more plastic than fish in the oceans … we have all the seen the images, whether you watch [the BBC’s] Blue Planet, whether you watch the beaches in Asian countries after storms."