Plastic bags to be banned in Austria by 2020 after lawmakers give the go-ahead, cutting out 7,000 tons of plastic waste a year
Austrian Cabinet approved ban on non-biodegradable plastic bags
The ban is set to come into effect in Austria at the start of 2020
New legislation will ban plastic particles in cosmetic and cleaning products
Follows in footsteps of France and Italy by scrapping non-biodegradable bags
Austria’s cabinet has approved ambitious plans to ban non-biodegradable plastic bags, following in the footsteps of France and Italy.
According to the government, the ban would see a massive drop in the amount of plastic waste produced by the land-locked alpine nation by between 5,000 and 7,000 tons annually.
The new legislation passed by Austria’s centre-right government on Wednesday is expected to be introduced at the beginning of 2020.
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