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 […]
European Union member countries have until July 2021 at the latest to decide on and implement suitable own legislation to follow the Single Use Plastics Directive (SUPD), which bans marine environment harmful plastic containers from circulation.
Some countries have gained noticeable momentum, others are stalling – and the bulk is en-route […]
It’s official: English businesses can no longer sell or supply single-use plastic straws, stirrers and cotton buds, as part of efforts to reduce pollution.
Originally due to start in April, the ban commenced on October 1st, 2020 and arrived one month to the day after ministers confirmed the single-use plastic bag […]