European Union Proposes Ban on Q-Tips, Straws
The European Union, through the green police has proposed a ban on Q-tips and plastic straws in an effort to reduce ocean pollution.
The Associated Press reported:
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union has proposed banning plastic products like cotton buds, straws, stirs and balloon sticks when alternatives are easily available in an attempt to reduce litter spoiling beaches and ocean beds.
The European Commission said its proposal would seek to cut marine litter in half for the ten most prominent items and avoid environmental damage estimated at over $250 billion over the next dozen years.
EU Vice President Frans Timmermans said that utensils would not be banned completely, but steps would be taken to have them made out of sustainable materials when possible.
“You can still organize a pick-nick, drink a cocktail and clean your ears just like before,” Timmermans said.
He also made new proposals to ensure that it is the polluter that pays.
The proposal will be assessed by the EU parliament and member states but Timmermans hopes to see results before May 2019.
And unlike so many EU proposals that are immediately criticized by consumer and environmental groups as too little too late, the reaction was largely positive on Monday.
The green police in the United States is already pushing similar bans across the country.
A bill proposed in California would make the distribution of plastic straws illegal unless requested by a patron, with up to a $1,000 fine and jail time.
A similar Draconian bill was recently introduced in New York by Democrats because your Dem overlords know what’s best.
Straws are a luxury; your Democrat overlords say you cannot use such a luxurious item. We must digress and bow to the green police:
“It’s important for New Yorkers to understand that the plastic straw is not a necessity; it’s more of a luxury, and our luxury is causing great harm to other environments,” said the bill’s lead sponsor, Councilman Rafael L. Espinal Jr., a Democrat from Brooklyn.
The ‘climate change’ movement isn’t about helping the environment. It is a global redistribution of wealth designed to bring greater human misery to first world countries while lining the pockets of the people in power.
The same scam artists screeching about climate change are the ones flying around in private jets and heating and air conditioning their massive ocean front mansions.