Climate & Environment

German Bundestag votes for law banning plastic bags from 2022 on

German Federal Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) has stated that "The plastic bag is the epitome of a waste of resources" following the decision to ban plastic shopping bags in supermarkets from 2022 on.

The ban will affect plastic shopping bags with a wall thickness of 15 to 50 micrometers - these are the standard bags usually available at the cash register. The only exceptions are the thin plastic bags that for example are found in the fruit and vegetable department.

co-founder of Pendect. Trying to protect free speech and democracies by creating a global news platform that is built through expert contribution. In love with vinyl, psytrance and penguins.
Card reviewed by: @ericof