News from Tembo Paper

July 1, 2020

Is it time to go back to the future with paper straws? The world-view is quickly changing when it comes to sustainability and environmental care. So could paper straws be the answer to the start of a new era?  The humble straw is older than the invention of paper itself. So, if we want to find out where paper str…

June 28, 2020

Germany Latest State to Ban Single-Use Plastics Quick Summary: Single-use plastic straws, cotton buds, and cutlery included within the German ban Deadline of July 2021 brings the country in line with European Union directive Just under a third of Germany’s 18 million-ton waste is plastic-based Germany has agree…

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…