Single-Use-Plastic ban list

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Plastic fishing lines, soft- & hardbaits no longer in the scope of SUP directives

Single-Use Plasic (SUP) Directives

The Single-Use-Plastic Directive, also named ‘the SUP Directive’, took effect in June 2019.

The first draft from May 2018 made the tackle trade very nervous because plastic fishing lines and lures were included in the scope. The fear was that these tackle products would be banned!

EFTTA strongly engaged in amending the directive in writing, one-to-one meetings with the Commission, and expert committee meetings. We were successful! Thanks to our comprehensive efforts the current legislative text is no longer a significant threat to plastic tackle products.. Even so, it remains essential to closely monitor this issue!

Without our lobby work, the use of plastic fishing lines and baits would already have been prohibited! We are well aware that this achievement is not definite, as these plastic products can be in the scope again at any moment! So, it is up to us to continue keeping an eye on these developments and to react as soon as possible.

Single-Use Plastic ban list (SUP Directives)