EU to Restrict Throwaway Plastic Products? – Legislative Proposal on Single-use Plastic and Fishing Gear

    View Authors May 2018

    On 28 May 2018, the European Commission proposed a Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. If adopted, it would ban six kinds of single-use plastic items and regulate other categories in various ways to reduce their consumption.

    The legislative proposal follows a broader Plastics Strategy, adopted by the Commission in January, which presents a wide-ranging set of Circular Economy policy measures.