February 22nd, 2021 •

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The Ban of Single-Use Plastic Is Coming: What You Need To Know

Did you know that only 9% of plastic is recycled, yet plastic is still one of the main materials used for packaging? The European Parliament has now put a plan in place to reduce the use of plastic packaging and certain items will be banned.

What is single-use plastic?

Single-use plastic is a product that is made completely or partially from plastic that isn’t designed for multiple uses for example through refill and re-use. Most restaurants rely on food containers and cups that are either completely made of plastic or use plastic as a lining.

When will the ban come into effect?

While we cannot confirm an official date for this ban, we know that the ban will come into effect in the EU by July, 2021. What does that mean for your restaurant? Finding a way forward with this directive in mind as soon as possible will allow your restaurant to be as prepared as possible when the time comes.

What exactly will be banned?

The ban will include single-use plastic cutlery, plates, straws and expanded polystyrene cups & containers.

How do I make this work for my restaurant?

Starting to identify plastic alternatives for your restaurant’s needs will ensure that you are well prepared when the ban officially comes into effect. At Thuisbezorgd.nl, we want to offer our restaurants as many solutions as possible. That’s why we have a range of packaging available on our Partner Webshop that offers an alternative to single-use plastic packaging.

Shop our alternative packaging here.