22-JAN-2019 SOURCE: EPP TV / Firstly, the European Parliament’s Environment Committee has approved new EU rules designed to cut pollution.
Also, the new EU rules proposed by by the European Commission. That’s including a complete ban on some products and information and awareness campaigns. All will target the 10 single-use plastic products. All of most often found on Europe’s beaches and seas. That’s as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.
That’s because plastic decomposes slowly. So it accumulates in the seas, with plastic residues ending up in marine wildlife. Also and therefore in the human food chain. The new EU rules will come into force in 2021 if the European Parliament as a whole approves them this year.
As I have written before:
- Two childhood friends spent a decade, beginning in college, figuring out how to cheaply make plastic from pollution: carbon. All that’s been captured from the atmosphere. We just have to be aware through plastics is a tough nut to crack!
First of all, USA TODAY published on a global-warming-fighting technology that could take off in 2014. It’s called “AirCarbon,”. For it also transforms air pollution into plastic. The entire process is carbon-negative. Meaning it actually reduces greenhouse-gas emissions. –