The new EU Commissioner for Environment, Virginijus Sinkevicius, considered the implications of a general ban on plastic packaging. Building on the EU’s prohibition of various disposable plastic articles and packaging last year, Sinkevicius commented that legislation regarding microplastics also is on the EU’s agenda.
These comments come at a time when many are arguing that plastic packaging bans may actually be doing more harm than good. According to a new report, firms are increasingly turning towards non-plastic alternatives, that it argues might ultimately be more harmful to the planet in terms of CO2 emissions.
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