It’s unfortunate how the article doesn’t try to get a critical view to the comments made by the producer or user side. The directive doesn’t state as its purpose to reduce plastic, but to lower its impact on the environment.

Leaving the producer’s strawman of “more plastic used” and the users anecdotal “i’m inconvenienced in my car” or sheer gutwrenching “I don’t believe the scientifical result of the impact of plastic in the environment” is just another example of EU-bashing and bad journalism.

It’s always a bit sad to see how complex issues (impact of single use products on garbage piles in the sea, complexity of maritime and fishing objectives as a main driver of EU policy, effect of consumer behavior in one part of the EU and their outcome and impact of other parts of the Union) are trivialized instead of explained.