The EU Parliament demands: not to send more plastic waste to the whole world


January 24, 2023

by Thomas A. Friedrich

The problem of Europe and the waste of prosperity should no longer be sent out of Europe. The European Parliament calls for a ban on the export of plastic waste in the next four years.

The European Parliament calls for stricter rules on the export of waste.
Photo: imago images/H. Tschanz-Hofmann

Despite the circular economy and the containment of plastic packaging and bags in retail, the amount of household waste, plastics and problematic substances from e-waste in the EU has increased dramatically in the last decade.

The amount of waste traded around the world is also constantly increasing: according to the OECD, 182 million tonnes were traded in 2018. The European Union contributes significantly to the growing mountains of waste.

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