Plastic bags -
Ending our addiction

In this Video News Release, viewers are presented with the environmental effects of the world’s plastic bag addiction and shown the imaginative solutions some EU Member States are using to tackle it.

Environment | Runtime: 9’40’’
09-25-2013 | 12:01 | 122 Hits

Invasive alien species (IAS) cost the EU an estimated EUR 12 billion per year, prompting the European Commission to push for an EU-wide approach to tackle the issue. The phenomenon, which occurs when plants and animals are deliberately or unintentionally introduced by human action to a new environment where they establish, reproduce and proliferate, is causing serious problems for biodiversity. The dedicated legal instrument aims to tackle the problem through a new harmonised system and a shift from “cure” to “prevention”.


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