Germany moves towards ban on lightweight plastic carrier bags

18 Nov 2019 − 

Germany has moved one step closer to banning lightweight plastic carrier bags.

Last week, the federal cabinet approved environment minister Svenja Schulze’s draft bill on a first revision of the new packaging law, which took effect at the beginning of 2019.

The draft legislation would outlaw plastic carrier bags with a thickness of 15-49 microns.

The ban would also apply to carrier bags made of bio-based and biodegradable plastics.

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