Denmark looking to ban thin plastic bags

The Danish government is in favour of banning the thin plastic bags customers get at kiosks, pizzerias and greengrocers

The prospective ban is part of the government’s plastic strategy, which seeks to dramatically reduce Denmark’s consumption of plastic bags. “We need to move away from the ‘use and throw away’ culture that we probably have embraced a little too much in terms of plastic bags,” the environment and food minister Jakob Ellemann-Jensen said, adding that their usage is inefficient and negligent and needs to be stopped. “We must become much better at reusing the thicker plastic bags when shopping,” the minister said. Denmark had announced earlier said it was in support of a new EU proposal that aims to ban plastic disposable plates and cutlery, straws, q-tips and balloon sticks, as well as a number of other initiatives geared towards reducing the use of plastic.

- CPH Post -
14. 12. 2018