Greece bans single-use plastic from Febrruary 1

Greece bans single-use plastic from Febrruary 1

Greece aims to be one of the first EU countries to end single-use plastics, effective February 1. The current government has successfully managed to put a ban on smoking in public places and hopefully, the single-use plastic ban will have a trickle-down effect on plastic consumption by citizens too.

The February 1 regulation puts an end to purchase orders by state agencies for:

  • plastic cutlery (forks, spoons, knives, chopsticks)
  • plastic plates
  • plastic straws
  • plastic drink stirrers
  • styrofoam food and drink containers and their lids
  • all materials made of non-biodegradable plastic.

 


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