MEPs want tougher stance on single-use plastics

The European Parliament’s environment committee agreed on Wednesday on more ambitious plans to reduce pollution from throwaway single-use plastics

The European Parliament’s environment committee agreed on Wednesday on more ambitious plans to reduce pollution from throwaway single-use plastics as it adopted its position on the EU executive’s May proposal.

The committee’s report was adopted by 53 votes to 10, with three abstentions mainly “coming from Italian members” protecting domestic industry, according to its author Frédérique Ries.

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