Lawmakers slap high fees on single-use plastics
Parliament approved on Friday legislation that sets a HUF 1,900-per-kilogram product fee on single-use plastic bags under 15 microns from July 1, 2021, state news wire MTI reports.
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The law was approved with a vote of 195 for, 0 against, and 0 abstentions. It sets a HUF 500-per-kilogram product fee for biodegradable single-use plastic bags.
The legislation was drafted to comply with a European Union directive on reducing the impact of some plastic products on the environment.
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