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March , 2015
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EU moves to reduce use of flimsy plastic bags by 80%

Source: Economic Times, Date: March , 2015

The European Union has approved new rules that clamps down on the use of flimsy plastic bags that are hazardous for the environment. The 28 member nations on Monday gave final approval to the rules that mean consumers may be obliged to use sturdier, re-usable bags or face extra charges. Member states are required to reduce the use of such plastic bags by 80 per cent by 2025, but are given a choice on how to achieve that target.

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