EU Commission plans ban on plastic waste: Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission will soon present its plan to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste

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DW.COM—Plastic utensils, straws, coffee stirrers and cotton swabs may soon be a lot harder to come by in Europe. The EU Commission will soon present its plan to ban the single-use products in the fight against plastic waste.

Ikea plans to ban single-use plastic products by 2020. Swedish retail giant Ikea says it plans to phase out single-use plastic products from its stores by 2020 in an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint.