Brussels decided to abandon the use of disposable plastic bags. From September 1, their distribution in all outlets of the city is prohibited.
This measure decided to introduce to reduce environmental pollution, given the fact that the average plastic bag to decompose in nature 450 years.
According to the UN, in the world’s oceans annually is thrown to eight million tonnes of plastic. Environmentalists fear that by 2050 plastic in the oceans will be more than the fish.
As noted by The New York Times, more than 40 countries, including China, France, Rwanda and Italy have already banned plastic bags entirely or partially.