The Austrian Presidency confirmed on December 19 that EU lawmakers have reached an agreement on a ban that would prohibit the use of products such as straws, plastic plates, cutlery, and cotton buds.
The European Parliament and EU Member States have yet to approve the new regulation. If approved, the ban should come into effect within the next two years.
The European Commission's proposals, which were submitted in May, also include measures to limit the consumption of products that do not have...

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