Greece bans single-use plastic from February 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.