Acquafair 2019

 

Acquafair 2019

At the opening meeting, Erika Simonazzi, Marketing Director of Flo SpA, addressed the delicate issue of the European Directive on disposable plastic products, which was finally approved by the European Parliament.

A complex topic that has seen the manufacturers of disposable plastic items sign a commitment according to which "they will adopt models of separate collection and recycling of plastic tableware from fossil sources; will undertake to produce and use crockery made with bio-polymers of vegetable origin; they will use biopolymers in a massive way for the production of disposable tableware".

"Within the framework of the Directive - explained Erika Simonazzi - the EU does not require banning plastic glasses but provides for a reduction in the consumption of disposable glasses. No prohibition even for plastic bottles, but a virtuous recycling obligation. Instead, from 2021 onwards, some disposable products will be banned, including food containers made of polystyrene foam”.
In this context, the RiVending project - presented to the audience of Acquafair - takes on particular importance.