The European Union has officially jumped the litter-laden shark.
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.
I find it interesting how the EU can move Heaven and Earth to fight ocean pollution, but refuses to address the bodies littering their streets due to Islamic terror.