Greece to ban single-use plastics starting July 2021

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GOOD NEWS!!! 😍😍😍 While it seems like plastic bans have taken a backseat around the world, Greece’s Environment & Energy Minister Kostis Hatzidakis announced that the country will be banning single-use plastics as of July 2021!

According to a World Wildlife Fund study, Greece produces around 700,000 tons of plastic waste every year, with a significant amount resulting from the tourist industry. According to their report, 11,500 tons of that trash will end up in the ocean annually.

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In addition to the ban, consumers will be given more incentives to recycle, and companies will have to come up with sustainable alternatives to single-use plastic packaging.

And let’s not forget about those who currently rely on single-use plastics to get by. We must come up with a sustainable and fair solution that doesn’t exclude anyone, while still supporting our planet!

 

 

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