Fabian Demicoli

Consultation: Reducing the consumption of plastic lightweight carrier bags

The Malta-EU Steering and Action
Committee (MEUSAC), together with the Malta Environment & Planning Authority and the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the
Environment and Climate Change will be organising a consultation session on the proposed EU directive to reduce the consumption of plastic bags.

The consultation session on the ‘Proposal for a Directive of the European
Parliament and of the Council Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging
waste to reduce the consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags
' will focus on the EU's plan to tackle
environmental degradation caused by plastic littering as well as the
inefficient use of this resource. Moreover the session will discuss potential
national reduction targets, in the form of economic instruments or market
restrictions, aimed at reducing the consumption of lightweighet plastic carrier
bags.

The consultation session will be held on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at 254, Europe
House, Valletta.

To register send an email on:

Should you be interested in attending kindly reply to
this email by not later than Tuesday,
January 21st, 2014 at noon
.

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