News 2020-06-26T11:38:29+03:00


31August 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, […]

31August 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 […]

30June 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 from […]

30June 2020

The New Plastics Economy and how if unfolds in the EU

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 […]