Romania to ban thin plastic bags

Our planet is pretty much suffocating from pollution and each country seems to be trying to help solve this matter in their own way. As such, the European Commission has adopted several strategies to reduce plastic materials. Romania as well is doing their bit. Starting this year, the country will forbid the usage of plastic bags.

The EU has decided that all plastic packaging will be recyclable by the end of 2030 and to reduce single usage plastic products.

Frans Timmermans, the vice president of the European Commision noted that if we do not change the way the plastic is produced and used by 2050 the oceans will contain more plastic than fish. Therefore we need to take measures so the plastic will not reach water, food and our bodies any longer. The only long-term solution is to reduce the plastic through recycling.


The new strategies adopted by the Union will make recycling profitable for companies and it will reduce plastic waste and water pollution. As well, this will stimulate investigations and innovation.

According to Agerpres European legislation has already reduced the usage of plastic bags in many countries. The new legislation will aim to reduce also the use of other types of plastic and fishing tools.


Romania will ban the usage of plastic bags that use under 50 microns plastic and under 15 microns plastic from July 1st 2018.


source: agerpres







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