Plan on the ban: status of Single Use Plastics Directive implementation in all European Union countries
France adopted a French Law on the Circular Economy, which bans the items included in the SUP Directive, and also plastic confetti, lids for cups, and packaging for fruits and vegetables (with some exceptions).
According to the same legislative bill, all food-ware used for daily home meal deliveries and on-site […]
July 2021 brings not only the enforcement deadline for the Single Use Plastics (SUP) Directive, but also a significant issue as regards the disposable plates made from plastic materials.
According to the latest SUP Guidelines, not only plates completely made from plastic will be prohibited, but paper or cardboard plates with […]
The start of Corona pandemic created in the spring of 2020 a worldwide downfall of economic and industrial activities overall, which in turn leaded to a significant reduction of crude oil consumption and consequently, the oil industry decreased the production volumes following demand and the commodity price.
At the end of […]
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 […]