From 1 January 2010 in Italy no longer use plastic bags. One of the first who challenged the plastic bags in Europe was Paris. Back in 2006, representatives of the metropolitan municipality of Paris a proposal to ban plastic bags in shopping turnover. Curonian Spit and Lake Baikal can be excluded from sites of UNESCO's unique creation of nature – the Curonian Spit – is threatened. Because of a plan to turn Lithuania into a resort Neringa Curonian Spit can be deleted from Schedule unesco World Heritage Site. The plans of building Spit – water park, airport, new parking lots and hotels. Most recently, on the Lithuanian side of the Curonian Spit visited unesco experts to determine whether the overall development plan Neringa requirements of the Convention for the Protection of Cultural Monuments and Nature.
The Curonian Spit for exceptional landscape formed by natural processes, as well as lasting and harmonious interaction between man and nature, due to unique ethnographic heritage of the disappeared people Cours in 2000 was included in the List of World Cultural and Natural Heritage by unesco. Now, if the intentions of the Lithuanian authorities to build up the Curonian Spit to fruition, this unique place can be transformed from a national park in the resort, and, consequently, the Curonian Spit is excluded from the List of World Heritage. With a similar problem was faced and a unique Russian Lake Baikal. In case of failure of environmental requirements Baikal may exclude from the list of protected natural and cultural sites by unesco.