Disposable cutlery, eyebrows, straw, plastic glasses and plates – are only part of a one-off plastic product, for which the European Parliament is seeking a ban on the EU market since 2021. A directive November 2018 Calendar Printable passed on Wednesday requires a ban on plastic items for which There is an available alternative to the market.
November 2018 Calendar Printable
Due to its slow degradability, plastics accumulate in seas, oceans and beaches. Plastic residues have been found in a number of marine species, including fish, and such a waste can be found in the human food chain. Housekeepers do not hesitate to listen to these announcements. “It is only necessary to strengthen the culture of collecting and treating waste,” says Slavko Klarić, director company Vela Čakovec, which produces plastic glasses.
“The rest should work as well as we have been working in Čakovec for years – we sort this waste, which has a very wide application. It is virtually plastic material that is very easily recycled and has almost 100% application,” says Klarić. It is estimated that the ban would be a big blow to the manufacturers.
“Because this production is quite related to trade and machine building, along with some cooperative activities through the making of tools, molds,” says Klaric, adding that the alternative exists, but as a more expensive solution. “There are alternative materials – polymers in combination with a starch-based biodegradable substance.
The probes are already being processed, these materials are already being applied, but in limited quantities because they are two to three times more expensive than the polymers used. But if that transition is followed by some kind of tax policy that will punish ordinary polymer, plain plastic, then it may be equal, so this starch granulate will be more in use. It all depends on the market – if it accepts our products at a much higher price then it is not would have reflected some sort of reduction.
But our market is very poor and the most important is the low price, “says Klaric, who is not optimistic about this issue. “It would be practically on the level of paper glasses that are already in use, but in a very small percentage of total demand for this type of product,” Klaric says about the first effects of applying acceptable single-use products. “We adopted the most ambitious single-use plastic legislation. It is up to us that in the upcoming negotiations with the Council, which should begin already in November, we remain in our position. Voting opens the way towards a future ambitious directive.
It is crucial if we want to protect the marine environment and reduce the environmental damage associated with plastic waste in Europe, which is estimated to be 22 billion euros by 2030, “said Frédérique Ries (ALDE, Belgium) during the hearing. On the list of the ten most frequently found items on the shores, along with the above, there November 2018 Calendar Printable are also plastic bottles, sinks, packaging bags and covers, hygienic supplies, plastic bags, plastic glasses, balloons and food containers. “All this is debatable, some lobbies prevail. “It’s about plastic in the sea, and everything that comes out of the sewers ends in it, nobody mentions it.”