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May 29, 2020

Hungary to ban single-use plastics from July 1, 2021

The ban must be introduced in a way that does not endanger jobs.

 

Hungary will ban single-use plastics from July 1, 2021.

The step will now begin half a year later than originally planned and must be introduced in a way that does not endanger jobs.

The new date was set after talks between Minister of Innovation and Technology László Palkovics, key players in the sector and the MPs of the constituencies concerned.

The ban would affect plastic products above a thickness of 15 microns. Hungary’s ban will be even stricter than what is prescribed by the European Union, the EU directive mandates a ban on plastics above 50 microns.

The Hungarian government will make HUF 10 billion (EUR 29m) available to the sector to smooth the way for the change in technologies.