SUP Directive Guidelines: a long list of inconsistencies and questions left unanswered 

With almost one year of delay on the timetable set by the Single-Use Plastics Directive, the long-awaited Guidelines have been finally published at the end of May 2021. From now on, the document will represent the vademecum for the activities of both the national and the European legislators in the context of the transposition and implementation of the Directive. This delay has already resulted in the first signs of scattered and unharmonised transposition scenarios throughout the European Union: as July’s deadline for the transposition is quickly approaching, most of the countries are already at an advanced stage of the legislative process, being forced to choose their own individual transposition paths while waiting for the overdue guidelines. 

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KFC Canada announces 100% home compostable consumer packaging by 2025  

In celebration of World Environment Day (5 June), KFC Canada announced a huge milestone in its sustainability journey: by 2025, all consumer-facing packaging will be fully home compostable. KFC will begin piloting its first home compostable bucket this year. This bold commitment will divert nearly 200 million pieces of packaging from Canadian landfills each year. “One of our leading principles at KFC Canada is feeding people, not landfills. The move to 100% home compostable consumer packaging is a bold and ambitious step we are taking to inspire positive change in the communities we operate in,” said Nivera Wallani, President & General Manager, KFC Canada. 

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Kimberly-Clark partners with RWDC to develop biodegradable nonwovens for consumer products 

In pursuit of its 2030 ambition to reduce the use of fossil fuel-based plastics by half before the end of the decade, Kimberly-Clark announced a partnership with the biotech company RWDC Industries to advance sustainable technology for consumer products that provides much-needed solutions to the world’s single-use plastics problem. The collaboration brings together Kimberly-Clark’s experience in nonwoven technologies and resin development with RDWC’s biopolymer solutions. The partnership will provide Kimberly-Clark with RWDC’s polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) source material, SolonTM, to develop additional products that are marine degradable. 

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