Regulations for Food & Drinks Packaging
Learn more about packaging news policy and legislation that applies to Packaging Environmental and our customers.
This page provides links to the full text of key pieces of environmental legislation relating to packaging and packaging waste.
Legislation - UK SUP Ban Summary
There has been a lot of misunderstanding about the UK Single Use Plastics Ban
If you feel confused by the legislation surrounding SUP then do not worry.
To assist you through this change, we've created a helpful summary.
Get prepared with all you need to know about SUPs.
Legislation - Plastic Straws
As a result of heightened media exposure, there has been a huge public outcry surrounding the use of Plastic Straws in the hospitality sector in the UK.
This has led to many newspaper, TV & Social Media Campaigns calling for Government action to reduce the impact of straws on the environment.
As a consequence of the above, in August 2018, the UK Government launched a consultation proposing to ban the sale and distribution of Plastic Straws, Cotton Buds and Drink Stirrers.
Legislation - EU Directive On SUP
Although the UK has left the European Union, we face the same problems as our European partners when it comes to addressing the problems of single-use plastics and packaging.
There has been limited activity in the UK, English, Scottish, Welsh & Northern Ireland Parliaments; however, action is imminent and will result in significant changes in the supply of single-use plastics & packaging.
Green Claims Code
Guidance for businesses making environmental claims in the UK.
A guidance released by the UK Government proposes to help businesses understand and comply with their existing obligations under consumer protection law when making environmental claims.