EU Plans To Ban Plastic Cutlery and Plates on Airliners

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The European Commission has proposed new legislation that would ban plastic cutlery, plates, straws, and drink stirrers in an attempt to reduce the harmful effect of plastic in the oceans. Some airline industry officials, however, think the new policy will bring little environmental benefit and prove incongruous with current European rules on international catering waste.

Fabio Gamba, managing director of the new Brussels-based Airline Catering Association expects the European Parliament and European Council to approve the proposal and that the directive will come into force in either in 2020 or in 2021. “We are getting the support of the airlines and the passengers, but the move away from single-use plastics in two to three years will be extremely challenging”, he said. Almost 80 percent of all food and drinks served in flight comes in single-use plastic.

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https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/air-transport/2018-06-12/eu-plans-ban-plastic-cutlery-and-plates-airliners