10 plastics eliminated once and for all
Elimination of plastics
The assistance of all of us in the elimination of plastic items is very important.
Plastics have been established in our perception as “something cheap, that makes it easier for us”. But in reality, their cost to the environment and human health is enormous.
By changing habits in our daily life, we can gradually make a difference and minimize the plastics we use.
Ban on the use of plastics
Let’s take a closer look at which 10 plastic products have been banned under legislation passed in October 2020 aimed at eliminating plastics and their impact on the environment.
• Plastic cutlery
• Plastic plates
• Plastic straws
• Plastic drink stirrers
• Plastic balloon supports other than balloons for industrial or other professional use
• Food containers made of expanded polystyrene (styrofoam)
• Beverage containers of expanded polystyrene (styrofoam), as well as their lids and covers
• Cups for drinks made of expanded polystyrene (styrofoam), as well as their lids and covers.
• Products made from biodegradable plastic.
It is reminded that for the bodies of the General Government, the abolition of plastics and consequently of the use of the above single-use products has come into force from February 1, 2021.
Law 4736/2020 on the abolition of single-use plastics
In Greece, the harmonization of national legislation with the Community Directive was completed in October 2020 with the passing of Law 4736/2020 “Incorporation of Directive (EU) 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment and other provisions”.
Some single-use products, which are more commonly found on shores and for which alternatives are available, have already been phased out from 3 July 2021. However, other categories of plastic products such as drink cups or food containers will be phased out in order to achieve specific goals.
Phase out plastic packaging
The abolition of plastic packaging will be achieved in various ways, such as, for example, the adoption of the environmental protection levy, the obligation to make reusable alternative products available at the point of sale and the use of alternative products by catering services, by increasing the amount of recycled plastic in pet bottles etc.
We say goodbye to single-use plastics, replacing them with biodegradable Eco care products made from sugar cane.
We live our daily lives with an eco-consciousness, protecting both the environment and ourselves from the harmful effects of plastics of all forms.
•❯ Live a green life – You deserve nothing less!