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Single Use Plastic
Packaging waste management contribution
Recycling and waste management are priority topics for the EU. The coming years there will be a shift towards extended producer responsibility and recycling of waste. Since July 2021 there has been a ban on plastic plates, cutlery, stirrers and straws. And as of January 1st, 2023, two things will be added: The Packaging waste management contribution and the SUP-raise. These additional costs can be found on our website as Mandatory Environmental Taks.
This mandatory environmental tax will make some of our packaging a bit more expensive. We will explain what this means for you.
Mandatory Environmental Taks
The Packaging waste management contribution, or the Mandatory Environmental Tax as we call it, has different rates, depending on the type of material.
So in short: the more recyclable the products are, the lower the contribution. Good for the environment, also nice for your wallet!
A lot of waste ends up in the environment. To prevent this, a SUP-raise will be added from the first of January. The SUP (Single Use Plastic) raise applies to single-use food packaging, partly or entirely made of plastic.
For all packaging that falls under the SUP legislation, there is an extra surcharge of € 2.30 per 1,000 pieces.
For which products is the SUP-raise?
Products to which the raise applies:
The SUP-raise does NOT apply to the following products:
* for every product will be made sure if the Packaging waste management contribution applies
As of July 1, 2023, we will take it even further. Disposables may no longer be given away for free. Customers will therefore have to pay for disposable plastic cups and food packaging when they pick up food or drinks or have them delivered. You are also obliged to offer the consumer a reusable alternative or to stimulate the 'bring your own' concept. Customers bring their own 'reusables'.
As an entrepreneur, you are free to pass on the costs of the environmental tax to your customer. For example, your customer buys a cup of coffee in a coffee to go cup, where you charge 0.30ct environmental contribution for the cup, you can determine this amount yourself.
Life in plastic, it’s not always fantastic!
The abundance of plastic in nature is still growing as plastic products continue to end up as litter, on beaches and in the sea. Governments in the European Union believe that something needs to be done about this, which is why in 2019 the Parliament adopted the Single Use Plastic directive to tackle the "Plastic soup". This new directive will come into force on July 3, 2021. By now you must be thinking; What is this going to mean for me? What is allowed and what is not allowed?
If you order at Disposable Discounter? Then you have nothing to worry about!
We have listed what will change and how you can deal with this. We already have many environmentally friendly alternatives for everything that is prohibited. From July 3, the banned products may no longer be imported or produced in the EU. This means that you can still use up your old stocks. After July 3, you will therefore still encounter plastic forks or menu boxes made of foam. We are phasing these articles out completely and at Disposable Discounter you will not be able to buy any products that will be banned from the middle of this year, unless we still have old stock.
From July 3, 2021, the plastic products listed below, for single use, may no longer be imported or produced. This applies to all types of Single-Use plastics listed.
What will no longer be allowed?
|• Plastic cutlery (basic knives, forks and spoons)||• Plastic straws (also from PLA)|
|• Plastic chopsticks, sporks and alternatives||• Plastic balloon sticks|
|• Plastic drink stirrers||• EPS, XPS (Styrofoam) packaging|
|• Plastic Plates||• OXO degradable plastics|
What will no longer be allowed?
|• Plastic cutlery (basic knives, forks and spoons)|
|• Plastic chopsticks, sporks and alternatives|
|• Plastic drink stirrers|
|• Plastic Plates|
|• Plastic straws (also from PLA)|
|• Plastic balloon sticks|
|• EPS, XPS (Styrofoam) packaging|
|• OXO degradable plastics|
STRAWS AND STIRRERS
Marking on (personalized) cups
In addition to banning the aforementioned products, other measures will also take place. From July 3, 2021, a marking must be printed on cardboard beverage cups provided with a polymer layer, for example:
|•Paper cups with PE|
|•Paper cups with bioPBS|
|•Paper cups with PLA|
|•Paper cups with Earth Coating|
|•Bamboo or Kraft with PLA or PE|
|•Paper Sugarcane cups with PLA or PE|
|•Paper cups with PE||•Paper cups with bioPBS|
|•Paper cups with PLA||•Papieren bekers met Earth Coating|
|•Bamboo or Kraft with PLA or PE||•Paper Sugarcane cups with PLA or PE|
Beverage cups made entirely of any type of plastic shall bear either the following printed marking or the following engraved/embossed marking: