Taken together, the measures would also make a significant contribution to achieving the EU's climate objectives, so that by 2030, according to the European Union, about 3.4 million tonnes or about 3.7 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions will be avoided.  Forty-six billion bottles, 36 billion straws, 16 billion coffee cups and two billion plastic takeout containers are consumed annually in the European Union. This is the result of a report by Seas at Risk, an umbrella organization of marine conservation organizations across Europe
The report also states that around 580 billion cigarettes are consumed and their mouths disposed of each year in the European Union. Under the proposed measures, each country would have to launch awareness-raising campaigns on the elimination of "tobacco product filters" and producers would have to share the costs of waste management.
Plastics and fishing stakeholders The gear industry generally favored the European Commission's proposal, pointing out that further action was needed and even urgently needed. In particular, they welcomed measures that urged producers to share responsibility for awareness raising and waste management.
But some lobbyist groups warned that efforts to adopt the proposed measures would be met with resistance from some sides of the plastics and packaging industries; The Vicky Cann of the Corporate Europe Observatory, a non-profit group focused on the impact of lobbying campaigns. "We expect a major backlash from producers over the next few months, which are already vociferous against bans and financial obligations to producers and insist on voluntary initiatives are enough to end the plastic crisis," said Cann. "Ultimately, today's proposal is only as good as its later implementation, which will follow after a fierce lobby fight."
Many European countries have already introduced measures to ban plastics in recent years. France banned ultralight plastic bags in 201