Plastic ThinkingTM Guidance for Compliance with EU Single Use Plastics Rules and the amendment to the Basel Convention.
In Brussels, on 21 May the new rules on single-use plastics to reduce marine plastic litter were released.
The information provided below refers primarily to “the adopted rules on single use plastic” dated 21 May 2019.
The final adopted rules are:
A ban on selected single-use products made of plastic for which alternatives exist on the market: cotton bud sticks, cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers, sticks for balloons, as well as cups, food and beverage containers made of expanded polystyrene and on all products made of oxo-degradable plastic.
Measures to reduce consumption of food containers and beverage cups made of plastic and specific marking and labelling of certain products.
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