From the restriction on single-use plastics to the suppression of hazardous pesticides, numerous natural choices are taken by the European Parliament, as opposed to single member states. Here are three of the most significant.

1.Not any more single-use plastic

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Member states were exhorted by the European Parliament to follow Italy's footstep, after it turned into the first to boycott q-tips and non-biodegradable plastic bags. Beginning from 2021, the sale of single-use plastic items – including straws, plates and cutlery – will be prohibited in the Union. Furthermore, all plastic should be recyclable by 2030, offering new chances for innovation, competition and the development of expertise. As indicated by the International Labor Organization, actually, the battle against the atmosphere emergency will create roughly 18 million occupations.

2.clean and sustainable power source

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With the Clean evergy for all Europeans package, the EU ensures the privilege to create, consume, store and sell auto-produce sustainable power without incurring in tax penalties or excessive bureaucratic costs to citizens, private ventures and cooperatives, in this manner enabling everybody to partake in the energy change. Moreover, the agreement reached between the European Parliament, Commission and Council expected that by 2030 around 33% of Europe's total energy demand should be met by renewables.

3.Lower CO2 emissions

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“Air pollution is an invisible killer”. These upsetting words were uttered by Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency. Also, he's right: in 2015, levels of PM2.5 – dangerous types of particulate matter – caused roughly 422,000 premature death all over 41 European nations, of which around 391,000 were in the 28 EU member states. In this way, the objective is to lessen CO2 discharges by 40 percent within the following decade, contrasted with 1990 levels. To accomplish this, “decisions of great significance have been made in matters of transportation, and binding objectives have been set out for a 30 per cent reduction in heavy vehicle emissions by 2030 “, Marasà explains.