EU Bans Single Use Plastics

By 2021 single-use plastic items such as straws, forks and knives and cotton swabs will be banned in the European Union, according to Reuters. However, what it really seems to do is up the efforts in the continent to somehow try to save Europe’s recycling industry which is on the verge of collapse like what is happening in the United States.

As the below Euronews report reveals, the ban will, likely, not have much effect in the overall scheme of global plastic ocean pollution since most of it comes from waterways in Africa and Asia.