EU MEP’s extend list of plastics they want banned

European lawmakers are seeking to extend the list of single-use plastics they want to ban. Light plastic bags, products containing oxo-degradable plastics and expanded polystyrene fast food packaging have been added to the list of plastic cotton buds, forks, knives, spoons, sticks, plates, straws, drink stirrers and sticks for balloons that MEP’s on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) want barred, according to an article in the Journal de l’environnement.