22August 2023

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 […]

22August 2023

The New Plastics Economy and how if unfolds in the EU

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 […]

22August 2023

Wales releases report that analyzes the economic impact of EU’s SUP Directive

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 […]

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