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Bill Banning One-Use Plastics Tabled in Greek Parliament

ATHENS — The draft bill that will ban single-use plastics as of July 2021 was tabled in the Greek parliament on Friday by Environment & Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

It incorporates into Greek law the EU directive 2019/904, protecting the environment from plastics, which comprise 50 pct of all garbage inthe seas, the minister said.

Included in the future ban will be plastic cutlery and plates, styrofoam cups and containers, cotton swabs and cocktail mixers, among other products. The aim is to reduce use by 30 pct by 2024 and by 60 pct by 2029.

Plastic bottles must have attached caps by 2024, and bottles themselves contain 25 pct recycled materials by 2025 and 35 pct by 2030.

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