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Bans on plastic: Countries around the world are stepping up

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Plastic is a big problem. Only 9% of all plastic ever made has been recycled. The rest goes to landfills, the ocean, and in plain sight.

But momentum against single-use plastics is building!

Countries and cities around the world are starting to take action on this issue and in a big way. Two of the most notable are recent announcements from India and the EU.

India has 1.3 billion people and is home to the fastest-growing major economy. They just pledged to eliminate all single-use plastic by 2022!

Similarly, the EU plans to ban many single-use plastics and is treating it as a priority.

So far, 60 countries have already introduced bans or levies to reduce single-use plastic waste!

This post originally featured as a section of the What on EARTH?! sustainability newsletter.

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