The European Union took a historic step at the end of October, with a vote to ban single-use plastics by 2021.
The Last Straw?
The bill means no more throwaway cotton buds, straws or disposable spoons among other items.
Although plastic bottles have escaped from being included in the upcoming plastics ban, for now, the bill also pushes EU members to achieve a recycling rate of 90% on single-use bottles by 2025.
A Victory for Our Oceans
There’s 150 million tons of plastic contaminating the planet’s oceans and reportedly between five and 13 million tons more being added every year.
Out of all proposed solutions to the …