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Local council pledges to eliminate single-use plastics

  • Benalmádena town hall has supported a motion that will reduce the use of harmful petroleum-based plastics

Benalmádena town hall has supported a motion that will reduce and eventually omit the use of harmful petroleum-based plastics. The motion was proposed by members of Podemos and was supported by all parties during last month's plenary meeting.

In order to help combat damage to the environment and marine animals, the town hall has agreed to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles and packaging in public buildings and at sporting and cultural events. It has also promised to raise consumers' awareness of the negative impact of petroleum-based plastics.

With the initiative, Benalmádena town hall takes on a commitment that adheres to the European Parliament's new proposals for a total ban on single-use plastics.

With the amount of harmful plastic litter in oceans and seas growing ever greater, the European Commission proposed new EU-wide rules to target the ten single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches.