Single-Use Plastics directive



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EU Directive 2019/904, also known as the Single-Use Plastics Directive, is an EU rule designed to reduce plastic waste.

A specific rule in this directive says that from July 2024, beverage containers up to 3 litres for single-use can only be sold if the cap remains on during use. This should reduce the number of plastic caps lying around as litter.

Besides the cap measure, there are other measures within this EU directive: