The German town of Tübingen is working on legislation that would make single-use plastics more expensive than systems using reusable methods. The EU is working on having a similar ban in place, albeit not everyone agrees it is enough.
"The plan is to roll out the new fees over the coming months, which will see shops, cafes and fast food restaurants pay a tax for each single-use cup or container they use.
Tübingen reportedly saw a €50,000 ($57,000) increase in the cost of waste collection and management last year.
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