Single-use plastics phased out in public sector in Greece as of February 1

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Single-use plastics phased out in public sector in Greece as of February 1The February 1 regulation puts an end to purchase orders by state agencies for the following: plastic cutlery, plates, straws, and drink stirrers; styrofoam food and drink containers and their lids; and all materials made of non-biodegradable plastic

The procurement of single-use plastics will be banned in the public sector as of February 1, 2021, Natural Environment and Waters Secretary-General Constantine Aravossis said on Wednesday, in a memo to all state agencies, ANA reports.

The regulation voted by Parliament in October calls for an end to the procurement of 10 specific types of single-use plastics, in line with EU directives.

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