• SOURCE: S&D Group at European Parliament

No more plastic bags in our woods and seas

ID

380781

Shoot Date

28 Apr 2015

Shoot Location

European Parliament, Strasbourg, France

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Edited Package in English
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FRANCE, STRASBOURG (APRIL 28, 2015) (SOCIALISTS AND DEMOCRATS, EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT - ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT IN STRASBOURG (EXTERIOR) 2. CUTAWAY: VARIOUS OF THE VOTE ON PLASTIC BAGS 3. MATTHIAS GROOTE (S&D MEP, DE) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): “Today we adopted a legislation pushing for a reduction target: we want a 90% reduction of plastic bags.” 4. CUTAWAY: MATTHIAS GROOTE TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 5. MATTHIAS GROOTE (S&D MEP, DE) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): “There will be alternatives in the supermarkets such as taxation of these plastic bags.” 6. CUTAWAY: MATTHIAS GROOTE TALKING TO A JOURNALIST 7. MATTHIAS GROOTE (S&D MEP, DE) SAYING (ENGLISH SPEECH): “There is more plastic than plankton in the oceans worldwide. Plastic waste is a massive problem: In the end of the day, fishes and animals eating this plastic end up on our table. So this is not only an environmental problem, this is also health problem.” 8. CUTAWAY: MATTHIAS GROOTE TALKING TO A JOURNALIST FAXFORD, IRELAND (JUNE 10-11-12, 2013) (TV LINK EUROPE- ACCESS ALL) 1. CUTAWAY: KARIN DUBSKY EXPLAINING THE PROBLEMS THAT CAUSE PLATIC BAGS 2. KARIN DUBSKY (COASTWATCH EUROPE) SAYING (ENGLISH): “The Irish population ahs changed its behavior in many ways. With the plastic bag tax, initially, there was a lot of suspicion that there wouldn’t, and within months, people were really buying into it. It became the in thing to have your bag with you and people are proud of it. ” 3. CUTAWAY: KARIN DUBSKY AND COLLEAGUES WALKING ON THE BEACH 4. KARIN DUBSKY (COASTWATCH EUROPE) SAYING (ENGLISH): “In 2000, the average was around 19 plastic bags per 500 meters. It’s now 2! Very good compared to Mediterranean countries where it has remained high because there is no tax. ” 5. CUTAWAY: KARIN DUBSKY AND COLLEAGUES WALKING ON THE BEACH PLACE UNKNOWN (TV LINK EUROPE- ACCESS ALL) 1. ANIMATION ABOUT PLASTIC BAGS 2. VOICE OVER SAYING: « Approximately 100 billion plastic bags are used in the EU every year. That is over 190.000 bags per minute. On average every EU citizen uses around 200 bags per year. Only 6.6% of plastic bags are recycled in the EU.
50% of them go to landfill and over 8% of them end up as litter every year. Once discarded into the environment, plastic bags can last for over 100 years, mostly in their fragmented form as plastic litter. Millions of tons of plastic litter end up in the seas every year. This is not without harmful consequences.
At least 267 marine species are known to get entangled in plastic debris or to ingest it. 95 % of Northern Fulmars found on beaches in the North East Atlantic have 35 pieces of plastic in their stomach. "Plastic litter affects the whole food chain shouldn’t we be doing something to stop it?"
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