The European SUP-Directive

The European Union wants to drastically reduce the percentage of disposable plastic and aim for the highest possible collection and recycling rates.

The European SUP Directive

The European Union wants to drastically reduce the percentage of disposable plastic and aim for the highest possible collection and recycling rates. To achieve this goal, the European Union has created a directive called the SUP Directive. From July 3, 2021, there will be a ban on disposable plastic that cannot be recycled.

Why is the SUP directive being put in place?

The percentage of plastic found in the oceans continues to increase every year and is a major problem for the environment. The plastic is eaten by marine inhabitants and as a result gets back into our food.

Do I need to change my packaging?

From July 3, 2021, the EU will ban the use of disposable plastic as packaging for your product. Do you want to know if you need to adapt your product packaging?

Click on one of the decision trees below and find out if your packaging needs to be changed (DUTCH ONLY).

Future events

July 2021
Deposit on all PET water and soft drink bottles nationwide (up to 3 liters). Entry into force SUP directive
Ban on disposable plastic.

January 2024
New requirement for plastic bottles and cups. Caps must be attached to all drinking bottles. Resulting in automatic collection for recycling.

January 2025
PET bottles must consist of at least 25% recycled material.

January 2030
PET bottles must consist of a minimum of 30% recycled material.

Marking

At the time of entry into force of the SUP Directive (July 3, 2021), it will be mandatory to place a marking on your packaging of the following single-use products.

  • Sanitary towels, tampons and applicators for tampons
  • Moist wipes
  • Tobacco products with filters, and filters sold for use with tobacco products
  • Drinking cups

Download the markings here

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