BFG releases new food packaging range from non-banned extruded polypropylene (XPP) ahead of 2021 ban on polystyrene containers
As the July 3rd, 2021 deadline for the enforcement of the EU Directive 904/2019 (also known as SUP Directive) draws near, we are proud to present to you a new range of food containers the BFG team has been working on.
These products are a viable alternative to the banned expanded […]
EU agrees tax on plastic packaging waste, member states tackle single use plastics ban deadline in 12 months
The countdown has started for the last 12 months ahead of the deadline for the transposition of the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD) or the EU Directive 904/2019.
By July 3rd, 2021, all EU member states are supposed to have a legal action plan for the prohibition of expanded polystyrene food […]
New examples of national legislative frameworks in EU countries for the implementation of the SUP Directive
The clock is ticking on the countdown to the enforcement of the EU 904 Directive in July 2021, targeting a ban in the usage of single-use plastics all across Europe.
We remind you that in March 2019, the European Parliament approved a Directive that will ban the placing on the […]
Aimed at reducing the environmental impact of single-use plastics, the Single-Use Plastics Directive (EU/2019/904) prohibits placing particular single-use plastic products on the market, effectively forming a ban on the import and sale of these products come July 2021.
The Directive lists 9 categories of single-use plastic products earmarked for prohibition […]
Plastic is a present material in our economy and daily lives. It has multiple functions that help tackle a number of the challenges facing our society. In packaging in particular, plastics help ensure food safety and reduce food waste.
However, too often the way plastics are used and discarded fails […]
Over the past five years the amount of money flowing into European food startups has tripled, jumping from investments of €538m in 2014 to investments of €1.6bn in 2019, according to data platform Forward Fooding.
While some start-ups want to revolutionize food production per se – from lab-grown cheese to 3D-printed […]
Due to a significant boost in orders for plastic food containers, manufacturers take active measures to face delivery time pressures
As the European Union learns to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and nations work to stave off infection, single-use plastics (SUP) have seen a notable boost in the horeca sector.
Food containers made from expanded polystyrene especially have risen in popularity, with manufacturers reporting double-digit percentage sale increases in orders placed for […]
The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has called for a postponement of the single-use plastics (SUP) directive, given the current Covid-19 crisis in Europe. Talks were carried out all throughout April, but echoes were felt in May as well.
In an open letter sent to the European Commission, the EuPC said single-use […]