Plastic Bags – level 2
The German Environment Ministry is working on laws to ban plastic bags. The minister said that she wants Germany to “get out of the throw-away society” and use less plastic.
The ministry says that people started using fewer plastic bags in 2016. This was thanks to an agreement with businesses. The ban is the next step.
The EU said last year that it is going to ban single-use plastics in 2021. In the New York state in the USA, most plastic bags will be banned next year.
Difficult words: the environment (the natural world), ban (make illegal), agreement (a plan between two organizations to do something).
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