News 2020-06-26T11:40:13+03:00


31août 2020

The midway status of SUP transposition in EU countries

Having as purpose the reduced use and pollution derived from certain plastic products on the environment, the EU 904/2019 Directive, more commonly known as the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive or SUPD, requires EU member states to adopt a series of legislative measures to comply with Directive regulations. The deadline […]

31août 2020

Spain aims to raise €724 million from new plastic-packaging draft law

Urged for years by the European Commission and international organizations such as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to increase its green taxes, the Spanish Cabinet approved a draft law that introduces a new tax on plastic waste, among other environmental measures.

The indirect levy will tax the manufacture, […]

31août 2020

How the UK is tackling the SUP Directive post Brexit

On June 23rd, 2016 the UK voted to leave the European Union, and on January 31st earlier this year the UK officially left the EU albeit currently being in an 11-month transition period.
Brexit has many, many uncertainties and questions, and one of them is whether the UK will adopt voluntarily […]

30juin 2020

Wales releases report that analyzes the economic impact of EU’s SUP Directive

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 […]