With restrictions on the production of plastic products the EU wants to stop the plastic pollution of the oceans. This mainly concerns products that are only used once and then get thrown out. The idea is to not make these products disappear from the market entirely, but to produce them out of other materials. Several measures are supposed to reduce plastic waste. For example, the recycling of products will be made profitable for companies and product liability will be strengthened. Read the press release of the European commission.