The Straw Conspiracy
La Boqueria Market used to be one of the centric food markets the Barcelona neighbors would go to in order to purchase family weekly food and fresh products supply.
Today (published ante-Covid), it’s mostly turned into an attraction for the hoards of tourists. Take away stalls almost outnumber the regular fruit and veg’, meat, fish shops.
Come and visit! Have a take away diced fruits’ plastic bowl, a freshly squeezed fruit juice in a plastic cup, a sample of local cured meat or cheese in plastic, plastic, plastic…
On 24 October 2018, Members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of earlier proposals from the European Commission to cut plastics waste, targeting in particular single-use plastic litter polluting Europe’s beaches and seas.
The world produces approximately 300 million tons of plastic waste each year and currently only 14% is collected for recycling, according to UNEP (UN Environment Program). Moreover, of all the plastic waste that has been produced in our history, only 9% has been recycled.