European Single-Use Plastic

According to the Directive (EU) 2019/904, from July 2021 EU member states, in line with their national legislation, must ensure that specific single-use plastic products which are placed onto the market bear a marking on the packaging or product itself.

The single-use plastic products listed, are as follows:

  • Sanitary towels (pads), tampons and tampon applicators
  • Wet wipes, i.e. pre-wetted personal care and domestic wipes
  • Tobacco products with filters and filters marketed for use in combination with tobacco products
  • Cups for beverages

You can find more information on the marking specifications for single-use plastic products here