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28.2.2019

M 01.03 Animation Movie about the EU Regulation of Plastic Waste

Introduction: In October 2018, the European Parliament approved an EU draft directive of the European Commission concerning the reduction of plastic waste. The draft directive determines a reduction of plastic use, especially of disposable plastics. Now, the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the member states have to reach an agreement on the legislative text for the directive (trialogue practice). Subsequently, the implementation of the law is the member state’s responsibility.

In October 2018, the European Parliament approved an EU draft directive of the European Commission concerning the reduction of plastic waste. The draft directive determines a reduction of plastic use, especially of disposable plastics. Now, the EU Commission, the European Parliament and the member states have to reach an agreement on the legislative text for the directive (trialogue practice). Subsequently, the implementation of the law is the member state’s responsibility. (© Cornelius Knab)

Assignments: Watch the video and take down notes concerning the following observational tasks:
  • What is the issue of the video?
  • Who is concerned by the directive?
  • Note down the respective consequences the directive has on different people. Indicate whether these are positive or negative consequences.


Further information on the directive can be found here.