The EU could ban miniature shampoos and shower gels in hotels, as well as single-use food containers in the fight against environmental pollution.
The proposal is part of the European Green Deal, and in Europe each person generates on average almost 180 kg of packaging waste each year. Packaging is one of the main culprits, accounting for 40 percent of plastics and 50 percent of paper used in the EU.
If no action is taken, plastic packaging waste could increase by 46 percent by 2030, according to the European Commission.
Certain forms of packaging will be banned, including single-use packaging for food and beverages when consumed in restaurants and cafes, single-use packaging for fruit and vegetables, and miniature shampoo bottles and other miniature packaging in hotels.