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Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament
BBC "News" ^ | October 24, 2018

Posted on 10/24/2018 7:03:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans.

MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks.

The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups.

One MEP said, if no action was taken, "by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans".

The UK will have to incorporate the rules into national law if the ban becomes a fully-fledged directive before the end of a Brexit transition period.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: fishy; government; nannystate; plastic
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1 posted on 10/24/2018 7:03:30 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

No spork for you!


2 posted on 10/24/2018 7:05:28 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Every time a lefty cries "racism", a Trump voter gets his wings.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Over 90 percent of the plastic in the oceans comes from ten rivers in Africa and Asia. But the EU decides to ban something that is basically a non-problem. Typical libs.


3 posted on 10/24/2018 7:06:53 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Plastic pens banned?


4 posted on 10/24/2018 7:07:29 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Accountable to no one!


5 posted on 10/24/2018 7:07:33 AM PDT by Phillyred (Kieran Hussie)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How many times will they have to use their Garbage bags ?


6 posted on 10/24/2018 7:07:35 AM PDT by butlerweave
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Reminder: Don’t go to any doctors there.

Imagine the sleeves on ear/mouth/rectal thermometers.
Sharing is FUN!!


7 posted on 10/24/2018 7:09:13 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Fact: Gun control laws kill innocents.)
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To: butlerweave

I m good. The plastic spoon I use to stir my coffee is about six months old.


8 posted on 10/24/2018 7:11:40 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1)
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Just think how much fresh soapy water will be used and discarged as a result


9 posted on 10/24/2018 7:16:09 AM PDT by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Every member should (N)exit without delay


10 posted on 10/24/2018 7:18:39 AM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: TexasGator
Someone stole mine😖
11 posted on 10/24/2018 7:19:11 AM PDT by HotKat (Politicians are like diapers; they need to be changed often and for the same reason. Mark Twain)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The majority of ocean plastics comes from only a few rivers in Asia and Africa. Just stop exporting plastic to those countries.


12 posted on 10/24/2018 7:20:58 AM PDT by Rebelbase (..)
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To: dirtboy

>>But the EU decides to ban something that is basically a non-problem. Typical libs.<<

It is about LOOKING good, not DOING good.

The beauty of virtue signaling is you don’t have to accomplish anything.

Like the Paris treaty.


13 posted on 10/24/2018 7:23:35 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Always believe women except: clinton rape, ellison assault, booker groping, ted kennedy murder)
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To: RandallFlagg

Not to mention all the stuff hospitals and clinics use every day: plastic bandages, syringes, petri dishes, test strips for diabetics, etc.


14 posted on 10/24/2018 7:27:20 AM PDT by Gideon7
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Electric kettles, hair dryers, vacuums. Nobody said a peep. Link tax, meme ban, nary a wimper.

The EU can continue on its road to Hades with my blessing.


15 posted on 10/24/2018 7:29:06 AM PDT by mewzilla (Is Central America emptying its prisons?)
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To: dirtboy
I'm not an eviro-weanie but I could definitely support the reduction in plastic that is used for blister wrap packaging all the stuff in the stores. I know that it's a deterrent to shop lifting, but I think its more than a bit excessive
16 posted on 10/24/2018 7:30:25 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

How about stop dumping garbage in the ocean?

Look at all the plastic in that room.


17 posted on 10/24/2018 7:31:31 AM PDT by petitfour (APPEAL TO HEAVEN)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The original McDonald’s coffee stirrers would have passed muster.


18 posted on 10/24/2018 7:38:38 AM PDT by stylin19a ( Best.Election.Of.All.Times.Ever.In.The.History.Of.Ever)
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To: dirtboy

Telling Africans or Asians to clean up their mess is racist


19 posted on 10/24/2018 7:40:10 AM PDT by MrBambaLaMamba (Triggered)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That’s all well and good I guess but the vast majority of the plastic ocean pollution is from Asia where they use their rivers as the dump and throw everything in it where it ends up in the ocean.

Unless the UK currently puts their plastic in the ocean; this will do nothing to lessen plastic ocean pollution.


20 posted on 10/24/2018 7:45:32 AM PDT by Boomer (Better Dead Than Dem)
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