SUP Directive – challenges and opportunities for plastic cookware and cutlery manufacturers

The SUP (Single Use Plastics) Directive, introduced in 2019, poses a number of challenges for manufacturers of plastic utensils and cutlery, but also opens up new opportunities. The directive aims to reduce the negative impact of single-use plastic on the environment.

New regulations from January 1, 2024

As of January 1, 2024, further restrictions on the use of single-use plastic are in effect. A fee has been introduced for single-use plastic containers and cups. The rates have been set in a regulation, and from January 1, 2024, businesses will charge consumers respectively: 20 gr for beverage cups and lids, and 25 gr for food packaging.

In addition, it has been banned, among other things:

  • sales of food packaging made of expanded polystyrene (EPS)
  • using food containers made of expanded polystyrene (EPS)
  • making disposable plastic cutlery such as forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks and straws available at food service outlets

Challenges for manufacturers

The introduction of new regulations is forcing manufacturers of plastic utensils and cutlery to further change their business profile. It is necessary to continue developing and implementing new solutions that comply with the new regulations.

Opportunities for manufacturers

The SUP Directive can also be an opportunity for those manufacturers who can adapt quickly. There is great potential in the market for reusable and biodegradable products.

Fameks – a manufacturer of plastic dishes and cutlery has been implementing new technologies for years

As one of the leading Polish manufacturers of plastic dishes and cutlery, we have been focusing on innovation and implementing new technologies for years. Our company has long offered reusable products, including reusable cutlery and reusable dishes, such as glasses, cups and dessert dishes.

Fameks – a manufacturer that focuses on sustainability

We are a company that not only produces plastic dishes and cutlery, but also actively works to protect the environment. We invest in new technologies and solutions to reduce the negative impact of plastic on the environment.

Fameks – a partner for companies that care about the environment

We are also a partner for companies that are looking for solutions that comply with the SUP directive and care about the environment. We offer a wide range of reusable products, as well as advice on the selection of appropriate solutions.

As a manufacturer, we have been implementing new solutions and using technological innovations for years, investing in the highest quality materials, and our products are reusable and not subject to consumer charges.


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