EU Looks to Cut Use of Flimsy Plastic Bags by 80 Percent

April 28, 2015 12:15 PM

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The European Parliament has approved rules to clamp down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment, removing the last major hurdle to pass the legislation.

In future, consumers will have to use sturdier, re-usable bags or pay extra if they want to use the polluting versions that are often handed out at supermarket counters or pharmacies.

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