Factsheet 19: EU Single-Use Plastics Directive

These plastic products are covered by the Single-Use Plastics Directive (excerpt). Image: © Maria Daskalkis

Factsheet 19: EU Single-Use Plastics Directive

Contents, deficits and development requirements

In 2019, the Single-Use Plastic Directive was adopted by the European Union to declare war on plastic pollution. But how far-reaching is the directive and how great are the effects it achieves? The researchers from the joint project InRePlast set out the contents, deficits and requirements for the further development of the directive in factsheet 19.

The InRePlast project examines and classifies the occurrence of plastic parts of at least 1 mm in size in sewage treatment plants and road drainage systems in the municipalities of Aachen, Roetgen, Simmerath and Stollberg. Surveys and a laboratory experiment support the analyses. Based on this, proposals for environmental policy instruments to prevent the inputs are developed.

Factsheet 19 is available for download here.

Type of Result

Daskalakis, Maria; Kaser, Simon; Hentschel, Anja; Breitbarth, Marco; (2022): EU Single-Use Plastics Directive: Contents, deficits and development requirements. Factsheet 19 of the BMBF Research Focus Plastic in the Environment..

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