Karolina Skog

Karolina Skog

Minister for the Environment

Ministry of the Environment and Energy

News from Karolina Skog

  • More steps to reduce plastics and microplastics in the oceans

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    Plastic in the oceans is one of our most serious global environmental problems. To tackle both the sources and effects of the problem, the Government has decided on a ban on the use of microplastic in certain cosmetic products, and on a grant to municipalities to clean up plastic from Sweden’s beaches.

  • Comment by Minister of the Environment Karolina Skog on the European Commission’s new strategy on plastics

    Photo: Johnér bildbyrå

    On the 16th of January 2018, the European Commission presented its European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy. The strategy aims to increase recycling of plastic, reduce microplastic emissions and reduce littering. It also aims to reduce the use of fossil raw materials in plastic production.

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