Europe is going through major changes. Our aim is to look at the key issues in our continent from a biblical perspective.
“Be more intentional with your shopping choices, slow down your consumption, choose contentment, practise gratitude and be generous”, are some of the advices of Baptist World Aid Australia.
The European Parliament voted to ban replaceable products such as plates, straws and cotton buds, by 2021.
Producers will help cover the costs of clean-up and waste management for items such as food and drinks containers. “Single use plastics are not a smart economic or environmental choice”, says the European Commission.
A report warns that ocean plastic will triple in a decade. “We invest a lot of money for missions to space, but there’s nothing living out there. The sea bed is teeming with life”, experts say.
Companies in several countries work to eradicate plastic packaging.