Negotiators from the European Parliament and Council reached a provisional agreement on Wednesday to reduce use or eliminate plastic products such as cigarette butts, straws, bottles, cutlery and cotton buds. The European Commission—the EU's executive arm—first introduced the sweeping proposal in May.
- Plastic Bag Bans Actually Work, Study of European Waters Shows ›
- The Recycling Dilemma: Good Plastic, Bad plastic? ›