July 2021

Alternatives to single-use plastics: aluminium tubes for sustainability and innovation

Here we go: EU Directive 2019/904 of 5 June 2019 – also known as Single Use Plastic (SUP) – came into force a few days ago.    Its aim is to reduce or ban the production (and therefore the sale) of the 10 most frequently found single-use plastic products on European beaches and seas.    The ban, however, covers a limited range of products, i.e. those that offer a sustainable alternative on the market: plates and cups, straws, cocktail stirrers, cotton swabs, polystyrene food and drink containers.    Manufacturers are asked to invest – and quickly – in alternatives to single-use plastics that not only meet sustainability requirements but also satisfy an increasingly aware consumer with new needs.  Fighting useless plastics, not manufacturers. The EU’s SUP Directive has caused some controversy. Packaging and disposable product manufacturers have voiced their disapproval: the ban would mean a huge number of lost jobs.    This directive would also apply to products made from a mix of different materials, such as paper cups with thin plastic coatings.    And manufacturers are now in turmoil.  However,

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Mayonnaise in aluminium tubes: 5 reasons why customers will choose it

We never know if we have any left in the pantry or fridge, but we always add it to our shopping cart. In case two friends arrive for an aperitif. Although it is not a basic foodstuff, mayonnaise is particularly appreciated for its versatility and delicate taste, which goes well with many dishes, especially in

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