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Plastic in the ocean: the facts, effects and new EU rules

The results of today’s single-use, throw-away plastic culture can be seen on sea shores and in oceans everywhere. Plastic waste is increasingly polluting the oceans and according to one estimation, by 2050 the oceans could contain more plastic than fish by weight. New EU rules, adopted by Parliament's environment committee on 10 October, tackle lost fishing gear and the 10 single-use plastic pr...
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New EU rules to target 10 single-use plastic products found on beaches

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission has proposed new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as well as lost and abandoned fishing gear.  Together, these constitute 70% of all marine litter items. The new rules are proportionate and tailored to get the best resu...
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