Lisbon declares war on plastic waste

in World · 14-01-2019 10:15:00 · 0 Comments

Lisbon wants to eliminate the use of throw-away plastic cups.

As of 2020 the Portuguese capital bars and restaurants will be banned from giving patrons beverages in single-use plastic containers.

The measure is one of a set of ten measures that Lisbon will be implementing under a new version of its Urban Waste Management, Hygiene and Cleanliness strategy.

Waste generation in Lisbon grew 10 percent from 2015 to 2018, largely due to tourism.


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