News on the SUP Directive law enforcement in EU countries – Germany, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Greece, Croatia, Malta
The 5-month deadline milestone for the SUP Directive measures coming into effect has led to intense legislative debates and actions in some EU countries.
Germany to make reusable containers mandatory in restaurants
The German Federal Cabinet has confirmed an update to the Packaging Act. According to this, restaurants will in future […]
How the SUP Directive impacts the disposable plate market. Are fiber molded plates the readily available alternative?
One of the items falling under article 5 of the SUP Directive – the market restriction (ban) – is the disposable plastic plate.
Unlike the Expanded Polystyrene Food Containers, where only the EPS containers are banned and the other plastic containers are exempt from this specific restriction, it does not matter […]
With the exponential spread of disposable plastics, came carbon footprints, health consequences and marine pollution. While the planet produced only a few million tonnes of plastic in 1950, this figure could reach the highly symbolic half-billion mark in the years to come.
Marine pollution and climate change, triggered by single-use plastics
Every year in Europe, 26 million metric tons of plastic waste is generated, with less than 30% of this waste being collected for recycling. Packaging accounts for over 50% of this waste, according to a 2018 finding of the European Commission.
Two EU legislative and policy measures will impact plastic packaging […]
Increased tendency of the population towards environmental protection, stringent government regulations and technological advancements in the industry for manufacturing of packaging using non-petroleum products are driving the market for eco-friendly food packaging.
According to MarketsandMarkets.com, the global eco-friendly food packaging market was estimated to be valued at USD 174.7 billion in […]
Without stating the obvious, 2020 has been a challenging year, marked by historical events and unforeseen changes to work and home lives; it has also been a year of learning, either at the team or at an individual level.
BFG team members came together to discover and implement new ways to […]
A consequence of the pandemic is that consumers are getting into the habit of having products and services delivered at home. And while seasonality plays a role in food delivery usage, its importance is going up, especially around the winter holidays.
The online delivery & takeaway markets skyrocketed in 2020
According to […]
EU countries are drawing nearer to the deadline for transposition of the EU SUP Directive. This directive has as result new rules regarding regular plastic food containers that horeca or FMCG operators have been using. These containers made from single-use plastics will effectively be banned from market placement and usage […]