The decree-law was approved by the Council of Ministers in early September and it established a ban on placing these products on the market from November 1.
The decree-law partially transposed a European directive of June 5, 2019 on "reducing the impact of single-use plastic products" and "products made from oxodegradable plastic".
Following the European directive, the Government diploma sets two goals for reducing the consumption of cups for beverages and packaging for ready-to-eat foods: an 80% decrease in consumption by December 31, 2026, compared to the values of 2022, and a 90% drop by December 31, 2030.
AWESOME..We will get used to it and know we are part of the solution
By Rob Barsony from Alentejo on 01 Nov 2021, 11:31
I have to wear cotton swabs or else my ears get dirty (humid weather, some h2o getting in there when I wash my hair=more ear wax production as body defense?). But I always remove the cotton bits-which go to kitchen garbage- and put the clean plastic sticks in the bag for plastics).
By guida from Lisbon on 02 Nov 2021, 05:30
Now we need to rid ourselves of plastic bottles and cling film on food.
By Ian from Lisbon on 02 Nov 2021, 06:05
Cool. Now do the billions of disgusting masks currently infesting the entire planet....... No? Why not?
By DD from Lisbon on 02 Nov 2021, 09:06
It's a step in the right direction and the more ways the production and use of plastic products is reduced the better. My song Where Does all The Plastic Go? is still as relevant as ever though! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9FBmErYpz4
By Steve Andrews from Other on 02 Nov 2021, 19:06