Baleares islands plan to end the sale of all single-use consumer plastics by 2020.
While current estimates show that 8 million pieces of plastic are entering the oceans every single day, and 1,455 tonnes are accumulated in the Mediterranean Sea only, with 75% of rubbish collected on Spanish beaches, the regional government of the Balers islands decided to ban all single-use consumer plastics.
As a step towards a more environmental-friendly politics, The head of the region’s environmental department, Sebastia Sanso, said: “Our territory is limited and environmentally sensitive, while an economy based on tourism sends the use of such items spiralling. »
According to « The local », the ban includes straws, plastic cups, disposable lighters, disposable razors and coffee machine capsules.
These items will have to become ‘easily recyclable’ or be converted to biodegradable alternatives.
According to experts, the new stock of the bars, restaurant and hotels will increase the prices on the island.
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