On extraordinary and urgent environmental measures
Article 2 deals with “Provisions on the marketing of environmentally friendly carrier bags”. More specifically, it prohibits the marketing of single-use plastic bags, with the exception of those “made of polymers complying with the harmonised UNI EN 13432:2002 standard, in accordance with certifications issued by accredited bodies”, setting precise size limits and intended use. Bags made of polymers that do not comply with the harmonised standard UNI EN 13432:2002 must contain a percentage of recycled plastic of at least ten per cent and 30 per cent for those intended for food use. The action of marketing bags that do not comply with the requirements of the above-mentioned article results in an administrative fine ranging from € 2,500 to € 25,000, increased by up to four times the maximum if the ban is violated with regard to large quantities of carrier bags or if the value of the goods exceeds 20% of the offender’s turnover.