News from Tembo Paper

June 1, 2020

Quick summary: Auchan Retail to replace all single-use plastic stock – including straws, disposable cutlery, and plastic plates – with biodegradable alternatives Continente, meanwhile, declare annual plastic savings amounting to 4,200 tonnes Measures come with Portugal’s ban on single-use plastics by 2020, outpa…

May 22, 2020

Quick summary: Study finds 74% of consumers would pay more for sustainable packaging 59% say they are less likely to buy a product in “harmful” packaging, with 57% considering plastic “harmful” In Europe, only 6% consider plastic to be “eco-friendly” Nearly three quarters of consumers would be willing to pay mo…

May 14, 2020

Quick summary: Over 100 single-use coffee cups and nearly 250 plastic bottles used per capita annually in the UK  83% of British admit to being confused about what can be recycled An estimated 30% of recyclable items end up in general waste The average British person will use 109 single-use coffee cups, 242 pla…

May 10, 2020

Quick summary: Welsh government aligns with EU standards with proposed ban on single-use plastics by 2021 Plastic straws, stirrers, cutlery and plates, some carrier bags, and cotton buds all set to be outlawed Plans are part of Beyond Recycling, the Welsh plan to be zero-waste by 2050 The Welsh Government has c…

October 21, 2019

Photo by Herman Engbers In just over a year plastic straws will be banned in Europe. Machine builder Tembo from Kampen in the Netherlands has developed a machine that manufactures very strong paper straws at an extremely fast pace. Worldwide, every year about 700 billion plastic straws are used and then discarded…

July 18, 2019

Dubai Airports (DXB) announced that it will actively ban single-use plastics from its consumer spaces from January 1, 2020. Dubai Airports joined hands with 106 businesses operating at DXB on World Environment Day last month to showcase the positive impact of eliminating plastics. Dubai Airports is, among other t…

May 16, 2019

The food service industry will be a driving force for the paper straw market. This states the global industry analysis report of Transparency Market Research (TMR). Because the food service industry is expected to grow, the need for straws will grow as well. Paper straws are considered to be the best alternative…