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.


ATHENS - The rising PASOK-KINAL Socialist party has taken over second place in another survey, supplanting the declining SYRIZA as Greece’s major opposition party behind the ruling New Democracy.

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FALMOUTH, MA – The police in Falmouth have identified the victim in an accident involving a car plunging into the ocean on February 20, NBC10 Boston reported.


Rep. George Santos is Facing a Vote on His Expulsion from Congress as Lawmakers Weigh Accusations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. George Santos of New York is facing a critical vote to expel him from the House on Friday as lawmakers weigh whether his actions, fabrications and alleged lawbreaking warrant the chamber's most severe punishment.

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After a record-breaking start as Tottenham manager, Ange Postecoglou is experiencing the other side to life in a job that has proved too much for some of the biggest names in soccer.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House voted on Friday to expel Republican Rep.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, an unwavering voice of moderate conservatism and the first woman to serve on the nation’s highest court, died Friday.

He wasn’t the first one to think about it but a humor columnist for POLITICO suggested - ironically, of course - that if Greeks want back the stolen Parthenon Marbles in the British Museum that they should just steal them back, old boy.

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