News from Tembo Paper

April 8, 2021

The modern paper drinking straw is a new highly engineered product that has become increasingly popular as a replacement for plastic straws, which are going to be banned as of July 2021. To support this transition, 15 companies from the supply chain belonging to the EU trade association 360° Foodservice have deve…

January 25, 2021

Along with the climate emergency, plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental challenges faced by the world today. Before 2020 we were already seeing statistics like 8 million metric tons of plastic entering the ocean each year – but the Covid-19 pandemic has further exacerbated the proble…

December 15, 2020

Disposable plastics are posing serious problems for our planet. Thanks to famous images of cluttered coastlines and suffering sea life, we’re all now understanding this fact – and it’s about time, too. According to a 2017 study, Europeans use 36 billion disposable straws annually. In the US, that number rises to…

November 29, 2020

In itself, sustainability is the greatest challenge of our age. Our reliance on fossil fuels and single-use plastics has had a negative impact, and now is the time to take stark action. People have responded by applying pressure on governments and industry, and we’re now starting to see unprecedented changes. Whe…

November 20, 2020

Quick summary: Ambition to deliver a completely eco-friendly drinks carton Aluminium layers under scrutiny and due to be replaced Paper straws introduced to some of Tetra Pak’s product categories According to an article in Beverage Daily, Tetra Pak has set out its plans for creating the perfect drinks package f…

November 4, 2020

Quick summary: An estimated 14 million tonnes of microplastics are sat at the bottom of the ocean, according to new Australian research Scientists calculate as much as 50 times more plastic is on the ocean floor than at the surface Research follows September study estimating 19 to 23 million tonnes of plastic en…

October 6, 2020

Until recently, around 36.4 billion plastic straws were used per year in the European Union, according to data from Seas At Risk. Fortunately, several countries and areas around the world are starting to wake up to the environmental impact of plastic straws. The islands of Vanuatu and Seychelles were the first co…

September 30, 2020

Restaurants and cafes are cutting down. Cities and countries around the world are banning them outright. And, increasingly, conscientious consumers are demanding change.  We’re heading to 2021 and the crusade against plastic straws is in full swing. Vive la révolution. But what has led us to this point? Why are p…

August 21, 2020

Did you know that 175 billion plastic straws are used in single dose packs? As it is part of our global pollution problem, Tembo wants to end the use of these single use plastics. Therefore we have invested many years in developing paper straw machinery, working closely together with our partners delfort and Henk…

August 11, 2020

Bans, restrictions, and taxes on single-use plastics are coming into force across the globe. Whether action is being taken on a national or regional level, or even by individual businesses, the aim is to bring about a drastic reduction in plastic waste. In achieving this, it’s hoped that we can mitigate plastic p…