The transposition date for the Single Use Plastic Directive, at least for the banned-products part, is only a few weeks away. According to the Directive, on the 3rd of July this year 10 different articles will be restricted to place on the market.
However, an EU Directive is not a law […]
Extruded polypropylene (XPP) or foamed PP is the most innovative alternative to extruded / expanded polystyrene (XPS / EPS) and is considered the future of plastic in catering packaging.
XPP is closed-cell bead foam that possesses unique properties such as thermal insulation, water […]
A year ago, when the coronavirus pandemic was declared, the world witnessed consumer panic-buying and a shudder in global economies. Today, we’re witnessing a new phenomenon – a rebound, a breakneck speed at which demand for goods is recovering and a rush of stocking-up of almost every raw material by […]
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 […]
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 […]