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Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery has taken place: what changes – RB

Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery takes effect: what changes – RB

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Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery takes effect: what changes – RB

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Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery takes effect: what changes – RB

Say goodbye to non-recyclable plastic plates, glasses and cutlery. From 14 January is the ban on all disposable utensils , constituted for more than 2050 officially started % from non-biodegradable and non-compostable material. These objects can no longer be placed on the market, under penalty of penalties up to 25 thousand $.

Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery takes effect: the law and the objectives

The ban becomes effective with the entry into force of the legislative decree 196, published in the Official Journal of 30 last November, which transposes the EU Directive “Sup” (Single Use Plastic), the 904 / Ce del 2019, with which the $pean Union sets itself the goal of reducing by half the plastic waste in our oceans and the microplastics of the 30% by 2050.

According to a WWF report about the 80 % of the waste found on $pean beaches is, in fact, made up of plastic and 50% of marine litter from disposable plastics. (here we talked about the stop to plastic in France).

For this reason, the international organization committed to environmental protection considers the application in Italy of the rules of the “Sup” directive to be an “important milestone”.

The provision, issued “with the aim of promoting the transition to a circular economy with innovative and sustainable business models, products and materials” and to “promote the use of recycled plastic suitable for direct food contact in beverage bottles”, will cover three categories of disposable products: those made of non-biodegradable, non-compostable plastic and fishing gear containing plastic.

The decree defines a “disposable plastic product” as ” made entirely or partially in plastic, with the exception of the product made of chemically unmodified natural polymers “, while, as stated, the difference with oxo-degradable plastics is specified, which are” plastics containing additives that through oxidation lead to the fragmentation of the plastic into micro-fragments or chemical decomposition “.

Stop to single-use plastic, the ban on disposable cutlery takes effect: prohibited and permitted products

The Italian legislation introduces in addition to the $pean restrictions, the also reducing the use of glasses in the same material , but according to the rules that came into force in our country, disposable items in biodegradable and compostable plastic in compliance with the $pean standard Uni En 13432 remain exempt from the ban (here we had talked about the clash between the EU and the government on the stop to plastic).

To this must also be added the exclusion, from the scope of the directive, of products with a plastic coating with a weight lower than 10% of the entire product.

Exceptions regarding which the WWF asks that “the derogation on compostable bioplastics does not result in the replacement tout court of traditional plastics. All disposables, including bioplastic ones, must be significantly reduced and used only if it is not possible to access reusable alternatives and only when it is possible to give them to a circuit that correctly manages their end of life “.

From 14 January are therefore prohibited :

balloons and balloon sticks; expanded polystyrene containers for fast food; cutlery (forks, knives, spoons, chopsticks); plates; straws; plastic bags and some specific expanded polystyrene food containers. fishing gear containing plastic This list is then supplemented by the regulations on reducing the consumption of cups and glasses with their caps and lids, and containers, with or without lids , for foods that are consumed on the spot or to take away, directly from the container and without the need for further preparation.

Stop to disposable plastic, the ban for disposable cutlery: prohibited and permitted products

The decree that has just entered into force also provides for heavy fines for offenders, from 2. 500 to 25 thousand $ , up to double the maximum ceiling in case of placing a quantity of products with a value greater than 10% of company turnover.

However, the application of the fines will not be immediate, as merchants and producers will have the possibility to sell until exhaustion the stocks stored in the warehouse before 14 January 2022.

In addition to the penalties, the decree provides concessions for companies that used the tools now prohibited in the form of a tax credit (here we talked about the anti-plastic bonus) , within the overall maximum limit of 3 million $ for each of the years 2022, 2023 e 2024, to promote the use of alternative products (here we talked about what to use instead of single-use plastic).