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, […]
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 […]
Navigating the coronavirus pandemic entailed significant changes and adjustments for all industry sectors worldwide, but one particular phenomenon occurred, impacting the horeca sector: a surge in orders for food deliveries.
The food packaging industry witnessed hands on the effects of this phenomenon, receiving expedited orders from clients and working at full […]
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 market […]
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 from […]
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 to […]