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 Response statistics for Consultation on options to reduce plastic carrier bags and options to improve the biodegradability requirements in the Packaging Directive and the visibility of biodegradable packaging products to consumers. Statistics are based on 15538 responses.

 

 

The respondent

 

 

a citizen

96.90%

a public authority

0.33%

an industry association

0.97%

a NGO

0.39%

a university

0.23%

other

1.18%

 

 

Is it necessary, in your opinion, to adopt measures at EU level to reduce the use of carrier plastic bags?

 

 

Strongly agree

65.08%

Agree

13.28%

Disagree

3.64%

Strongly disagree

17.07%

No opinion

0.94%

 

 

Do you agree that the establishment of waste prevention targets for plastic carrier bags provide for a significant reduction of plastic carrier bags?

 

 

Strongly agree

46.79%

Agree

27.31%

Disagree

7.92%

Strongly disagree

14.37%

No opinion

3.60%

 

 

At which level should the waste prevention targets for plastic carrier bags be established?

 

 

EU level

71.34%

National level

13.68%

No opinion

14.98%

 

 

Do you agree that an EU ban on plastic carrier bags is needed?

 

 

Strongly agree

52.85%

Agree

17.70%

Disagree

7.14%

Strongly disagree

20.81%

No opinion

1.49%

 

 

In your view, can pricing measures effectively reduce the use of plastic carrier bags?

 

 

Strongly agree

30.62%

Agree

31.18%

Disagree

18.24%

Strongly disagree

8.04%

No opinion

11.93%

 

 

In your view, at which level should pricing measures on the use of plastic carrier bags be best defined?

 

 

EU level

57.15%

National level

22.87%

No opinion

19.98%

 

 

Measures to reduce the use of plastic carrier bags should make a distinction between:

 

 

Biodegradable/non-biodegradable plastic carrier bags

57.60%

Single use/re-usable plastic carrier bags

23.52%

No distinction is necessary

23.26%

No opinion

12.74%

 

 

In your view, are the current requirements on compostability and biodegradability in the Packaging Directive appropriate?

 

 

Appropriate

12.30%

Partially appropriate

26.42%

Inappropriate

29.66%

No opinion

31.62%

 

 

Do you believe it should be clearly established that only those materials that biodegrade in natural conditions (i.e. on soil, in freshwater and/or in the sea) are to be called biodegradable?

 

 

Strongly agree

56.39%

Agree

23.83%

Disagree

3.37%

Strongly disagree

11.26%

No opinion

5.16%

 

 

Do you agree that a mandatory EU labelling or marking system should be introduced to increase the visibility of biodegradable packaging products to consumers?

 

 

Strongly agree

48.33%

Agree

28.35%

Disagree

4.99%

Strongly disagree

13.35%

No opinion

4.97%

 

 

What should a mandatory EU labelling or marking system indicate?

 

 

Biodegradable packaging products

50.90%

Non-biodegradable packaging products

28.34%

No opinion

20.76%

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