Recycling laggard Greece to discard single-use plastic

CyprusMail | Jun 30, 2020 at 7:51 PM
  • Greece has drafted a bill banning the use of a range of single-use plastics, from takeaway coffee cups to cotton buds, ahead of an EU deadline in 2021, the government said on Tuesday.
  • The EU is to ban a range of single-use plastic items by 2021.
  • The minister also announced a set of national measures, including a 0.04 euro surchage for the provision of plastic cups and food containers from 2022 and water facilities in public spaces from July 2021.