The single-use plastics directive

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Your practical guide to the new rules surrounding single-use plastics

Plastic as a material offers many benefits, including enabling many cutting-edge technologies to be built and lowering the weight and fuel emissions of vehicles. Plastic packaging also contributes significantly to minimising food waste, which is partly why pre-packaged goods are often cheaper than loose goods.

As with any material, there are dangers associated with plastic waste when it’s not disposed of appropriately. To address the problems of plastic waste the European Union approved several measures, these may impact some of the products you need for your daily operations. Below we have put together a list of the products affected and what you can do to comply with the new regulations that will come into play with the Single-use Plastics Directive.

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