Geneva's second largest city in Switzerland from January 1, 2020 prohibits the issuance of free disposable plastic bags at the box office. Other disposable plastic products, such as cups, plates, cutlery, sachets and cocktail tubes, are also prohibited. It is reported by The Local.
Traders who continue to sell and use plastic face a fine of 100 francs (a little over $ 100).
All trade organizations in Geneva informed their city initiative. However, according to the publication, they will be able to apply for exemption from the ban in certain cases.
This step has become part of the wider waste management plan adopted by local authorities, which should be implemented before the end of March 2020. The aim of the new measures is to reduce waste by 25% until 2024.
Recall: earlier this month, the new head of the European Commission, Ursula von der Lään, introduced the EU climate protection program, which will receive 100 billion euros in the coming years, and 1 trillion euros by 2030. According to the head of the EC, the goal of the comprehensive program will be to achieve complete climate neutrality in the EU countries by 2050, that is, economic activity with zero greenhouse gas emissions. So Europe hopes to slow down global warming.
The program has planned 50 different climate campaigns. In particular, according to the plans of the European Commission, the European economy should be completely rebuilt.