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#single-use plastics

# single-use-plastics - Tuesday 21 May, 2019

'Ambitious' single-use plastic straws and cutlery ban approved by European Council

This was the final step in adopting the single-use products ban, which will come into force in Ireland by 2021.

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 27 March, 2019

MEPs approve EU-wide ban on range of single use plastics by 2021

The law passed by 560 votes to 35 in the Strasbourg assembly.

# single-use-plastics - Sunday 17 February, 2019

Poll: Should products come with a warning if they damage the environment? Poll This post contains a poll

Poll: Should products come with a warning if they damage the environment?

There are currently no rules which would identify the environmental damage a product can cause.

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

Call for wet wipes to have 'mandatory warnings' because of their damage to environment

The wipes contain plastic and can clog up sewers and cluster on beaches.

# single-use-plastics - Monday 31 December, 2018

The government is declaring war in 2019 (on single-use plastics)

Unnecessary use of the plastics will be completely banned in the public sector.

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

EU reaches landmark agreement to cut usage of single-use plastics

The directive will come into effect in two years time if it is passed.

# single-use-plastics - Monday 19 November, 2018

Poll: Do you use wet wipes? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you use wet wipes?

It cost over €7 million to remove these products from the sewer network in 2017.

# single-use-plastics - Friday 10 August, 2018

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses “hundreds of millions” of single-use plastic bags each year.

# single-use-plastics - Sunday 1 July, 2018

Minister calls on supermarkets to reduce the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging for fruit and veg

Minister Denis Naughten is currently considering a range of environmental levies on single-use plastic products.

# single-use-plastics - Wednesday 17 January, 2018

The EU is going to ban single-use coffee cups by 2030

Around 26 million tonnes of plastic waste is generated in Europe every year, but only 30% of that is recycled.