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rneri May 24, 2017 07:13 PM
We must stop the plastic consumption / usage as it is. Have you ever thought about the plastic you use, or don’t really use that ends on your garbage or recycle bin?
I’ve started separating my garbage almost two years ago, not as long as I would like, after I woke up to the environment crisis we’re facing.
When sorting my garbage, my biggest surprise, wasn’t the amount of garbage that I produced, rather the amount of plastic garbage I produced. Plastic is nowadays present in almost anything anyone buys, and its usage is encourage every time you buy. To illustrate this problem I’m going to make a list of all the products that have in most of the cases plastic involved:
Let’s start by the bathroom
Tooth paste
Showering Gel
Tooth brush
Hair brush
Even the shower is made out of plastic....This are just a few I quickly can remember of. Passing to Hell, the kitchen nightmare:
Almost all the food from yogurts, to cheese, butter, cereal, bread, etc, etc, etc even veggies (which many times come inside plastic bags or plastic cases) - a completely utterly madness of plastic - most of which isn’t used!!
Sometimes the disposable forks, knives, plates, glasses….
Water from small to the big bottles
.........This must end!
Plastic is a curse, killing animals, polluting the oceans, the beaches...
I've tried to warn my countries Government, but didn't get an answer, so I would like to know if it is possible to legislate through EEA this specific problem.
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EEA May 29, 2017 12:16 PM

The EEA produces reports on the state and trends of the environment in Europe in its attempt to improve the environment and move towards sustainability in Europe.

Please be aware that European environmental legislation is beyond the EEA’s working remit. The EEA neither sets nor enforces environmental policies.

For additional information about the activities of the agency, please see the following website: http://www.eea.europa.eu/
It is the EU Commission, which has the responsibility of making new legislative proposals. These proposals are then adopted by the Council and the Parliament, and implemented in the Member States by the national authorities. The Commission has the responsibility of overseeing that Member States act in accordance with EU law. The role of the EEA is simply to supply all parties concerned with relevant environmental information.

The “Summaries of EU legislation” website presents the main aspects of EU legislation in a concise, easy-to-read and unbiased way. You can find the section on environmental legislation at: http://europa.eu/[…]/index_en.htm
If you wish to follow developments of pending legislation, you can access the Legislative Observatory at: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/home/home.do
European Commission

The European Commission is divided into 36 Directorate Generals (DGs). The Directorate General for the Environment (DG Environment) is the branch of the Commission responsible for European environmental policy and legislation. The homepage of the DG Environment is located at: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/

If the above mentioned websites do not provide you with sufficient information, you may also contact DG Environment directly. Relevant contact details can be viewed at:
National authorities

Since the individual countries are responsible for implementing EU policies, you may find it useful to contact the responsible national authorities in the countries of your interest. For practical examples on how EU legislation is implemented into national law, I suggest that you contact the national authorities in the countries of your interest. Relevant contact links to European national authorities can be obtained at: http://www.asser.nl/eel/national-pages/

Hopefully, this information will be useful to you.

Kind regards