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New factsheets on how food packaging legislation affects catering operators

Friday August 23, 2019

Three new factsheets on single-use food packaging explain how latest legislation affects operators in the catering and hospitality industry.

This week, Bunzl Catering Supplies has launched three new Sustainable Future factsheets, each providing a simple summary on the latest food packaging legislation likely to affect operators in the catering and hospitality industry.

Focusing on the EU Single Use Plastics Directive, the H.M. Treasury Plastic Packaging Tax and the Government Resources and Waste Strategy – the factsheets present a clear picture of forthcoming legislation, what the key areas of change are likely to be, as well as critical implementation dates.

“Forthcoming legislation will present businesses with significant challenges in the years ahead, but with this information, customers can start to plan ahead.” says  Justin Turquet, Head of Sustainability at Bunzl Catering Supplies, he continues: “The ability for us to understand and act upon these Government initiatives will play a crucial part in how we can help our customers going forward. At Bunzl Catering Supplies we are working in partnership with our suppliers and customers to help them develop and implement strategies that will build towards a sustainable future.”

As part of its Sustainable Future programme and in line with its UN Sustainable Development Goals, these factsheets form part of Bunzl Catering Supplies’ commitment to providing its customers, and the wider foodservice industry, with fact-based and impartial information on all aspects of sustainability in a complex and rapidly changing foodservice environment.

Sustainable Future factsheets:

BCS SF EU Plastics Directive Aug 2019

BCS SF Treasury Plastic Packaging Tax Aug 2019

BCS SF UK Resources & Waste Strategy Aug 2019

For more information about our Sustainable Future programme – please contact Justin Turquet