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FROM 2030, EU BANS COFFEE SHOPS FROM USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING

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Starting from 2030, the EU prohibits coffee shops from using single-use plastic packaging! This agreement will become law after receiving formal approval from the member countries and the EU Parliament. Single-use plastic packaging is an environmental hazard, taking hundreds of years to decompose fully, posing a threat to nature. Of concern is the substantial quantity of single-use plastic packaging that coffee shops use daily.

 

Draft proposal to ban single-use plastic packaging in the EU’s coffee shops

 

To reduce packaging waste, EU negotiators have reached an agreement to ban single-use plastics in coffee shops and restaurants from 2030. The draft text, approved by the 27 EU member states and legislators, sets a target to cut packaging waste in the bloc by 5% by 2030, compared to levels recorded in 2018. Subsequently, the aim is to reduce by 10% by 2035 and 15% by 2040.

Additionally, the ban on single-use plastic packaging from 2030 will also apply to fresh, unpackaged fruits and vegetables, individual packaging of products like spices and sugar, small personal care items and plastic wrap for luggage at airports. Ultra-light plastic bags will also be prohibited, with some exceptions.

This marks the first time that EU environmental law sets targets to reduce packaging consumption. Founder Frederique Ries urges all industries, EU member states, and consumers to participate in the fight against excessive packaging. According to the EU Parliament, takeout food and beverage establishments must also “make an effort” to provide 10% of their products in reusable packaging by 2030, allowing consumers the choice to use their own containers

FROM 2030, EU BANS COFFEE SHOPS FROM USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING

Many restaurants and coffee shops have the habit of using single-use plastic

Legislators have also added a ban on “permanent chemicals” in food-contact packaging to prevent adverse health effects, including various types of cancers. Frederique Ries asserts that the ban on permanent chemicals in food packaging is a significant victory for the health of European consumers.

The agreement to ban single-use plastic packaging in coffee shops will officially become law after receiving formal approval from the member countries and the EU Parliament.

 

XLIII Coffee – an environmentally friendly packaging choice with GrainPro

 

Understanding the significant environmental impact of plastic and striving for sustainable development, XLIII Coffee has opted to use recyclable GrainPro packaging instead of single-use plastic. This decision not only protects nature but also ensures the quality of coffee preservation. These reusable plastic bags contribute to minimizing environmental waste, and the GrainPro recycled packaging, equipped with two zip-lock layers, helps prevent coffee beans from exposure to air during transportation, ensuring safe delivery while preserving the inherent delicious flavor

FROM 2030, EU BANS COFFEE SHOPS FROM USING SINGLE-USE PLASTIC PACKAGING

GrainPro Recycled Plastic Bags protect both the environment and the quality of coffee beans.

GrainPro recycling project

Neumann Group USA has partnered with GrainPro to create a completely new recycling solution for used GrainPro packaging and other plastic bags used for green coffee. Collection stations will be established at Continental Terminals locations, allowing buyers of green coffee to easily bring their used packaging for recycling.

Participants can simply send an email to sustainent@grainpro.com to notify and confirm their participation. Subsequently, they can bring the used plastic bags to Continental Terminals locations in Keasbey, NJ, or Alameda, California, either through shipping services or personal delivery. Once received, the used plastic bags will be directed to a specialized processing facility for recycling.

To learn more about this environmentally friendly project, please refer to the article: Recycling GrainPro Packaging

Despite the environmental challenges posed by plastic, eliminating this material from production processes is difficult. We can start with simpler steps such as reducing the use of single-use plastic and recycling plastic.

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