20 Apr 2014

Euro-MPs agree to phase out plastic bags

We were of course ahead on this one here in Stroud, as last autumn saw the start of the council’s STOP campaign aiming to cut back on disposable bag use. There’s an article here.

Now we’re delighted to learn that plastic shopping bags could become a thing of the past after Euro-MPs agreed to Green proposals to end their use, which creates massive amounts of waste and litter – as well as posing a danger to wildlife and spoiling the environment.

MEPs agreed that new rules proposed by the European Commission didn't go far enough, and called for mandatory targets to reduce bag use by 50% in three years and 80% over five, as well as requiring that shoppers pay for their bags.

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