EU proposes ban on 90% of microplastic pollutants

Environment The Guardian

European Chemicals Agency draft law aims to cut 400,000 tonnes of plastic pollution A wide-ranging ban on microplastics covering about 90% of pollutants has been proposed by the EU in an attempt to cut 400,000 tonnes of plastic pollution in 20 years. Every year, Europe releases a bulk amount of microplastics six times bigger than the “Great Pacific garbage patch” into the environment – the equivalent of 10bn plastic bottles. Continue reading... …

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