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 […]
Over the past five years the amount of money flowing into European food startups has tripled, jumping from investments of €538m in 2014 to investments of €1.6bn in 2019, according to data platform Forward Fooding.
While some start-ups want to revolutionize food production per se – from lab-grown cheese to 3D-printed […]
Due to a significant boost in orders for plastic food containers, manufacturers take active measures to face delivery time pressures
As the European Union learns to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and nations work to stave off infection, single-use plastics (SUP) have seen a notable boost in the horeca sector.
Food containers made from expanded polystyrene especially have risen in popularity, with manufacturers reporting double-digit percentage sale increases in orders placed for […]
The European Plastics Converters (EuPC) has called for a postponement of the single-use plastics (SUP) directive, given the current Covid-19 crisis in Europe. Talks were carried out all throughout April, but echoes were felt in May as well.
In an open letter sent to the European Commission, the EuPC said single-use […]
As the midway point of the transposition period for the SUP directive rapidly approaches, we see more and more countries starting to develop their own legislation and proposals making their way through the different national houses of government.
As a reminder, the EU Directive was accepted and signed into EU law […]
Of the 78 million metric tons of plastic packaging produced globally each year only 14 percent is recycled, according to a recent study published in the online version of National Geographic magazine.
Lightweight and floatable, plastic that escapes collection & recycling flows into oceans – 9 million tons annually – and […]