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When Germany does manage to ban these products for good, items like food containers, cotton buds, plastic straws, and others will be a thing of the past.
People using products through single-use plastics should be more responsible and take initiatives to refrain from using them as that would reduce the dependence on single-use plastic products.
The discovery of microscopic plastic particles inside birds, aquatic animals, and others even in faraway places means the extent of pollution due to discarded plastic materials is huge and the need to tighten their usage or even completely banning them was felt acutely in many countries, including Germany.