Reviewing ban on disposable plastics

Pollution, plastic disposable plasticsPollution, plastics . Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

The Government is reviewing a ban on disposable plastics

The Ministry of Climate and Environment ask the Directorate to review measures to reduce the use and environmental impact of disposable plastics.


– Marine waste is a huge global environmental problem, and plastic disposables are a significant part of the problem. Both in Norway and in Europe we find disposable cups, cigarette filters, food packaging, balloons, cotton swabs and other disposables along the beaches, says the Norwegian Minister of Climate and Environment, Ola Elvestuen (Liberals).

– Much of this is a completely unnecessary use of plastics and needs to be phased out. The Ministry of Climate and Environment has therefore asked the Environment Directorate to investigate which measures can lead to a rapid reduction in the use of disposable articles. This will complement the dialogue I already have with the industry, continues Elvestuen.

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