Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca to ban sale of all single-use consumer plastics

This is how it's done: Spain's Balearic Islands, which include Mallorca, Ibiza and Menorca, are moving to ban the sale of all single-use consumer plastics by 2020 in what could be the most far-reaching legislation in Europe against disposable products.

The regional government has proposed prohibiting the sale of goods including everyday items like plastic cups, shopping bags, plates and cutlery, straws, disposable razors, lighters and coffee machine capsules. Such items will have to become “easily recyclable” or convert to biodegradable alternatives.

The Balearic parliament is also due to debate  whether it should force bars and restaurants to offer tap water free to customers in a bid to cut down on the amount of plastic bottles discarded on the islands. More at The Telegraph