SUP Directive published in Official Journal of the European Union

Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment was published in Official Journal of the European Union on 12 June 2019.

The official text, in all EU languages, can be downloaded here.

The Single-use Plastic (“SUP”) Directive approved by the European Parliament on 24 October 2018 contains provisions on limiting the usage of plastic products, specifically single-use plastic including tableware, through restrictions on placing on the market and consumption reduction.

In Italy, this directive was transposed into Italian law in legge n.145 (Bilancio di previsione dello Stato per l'anno finanziario 2019 e bilancio pluriennale per il triennio 2019-2021) and published in the Official Journal, GAZZETTA UFFICIALE, on 30 December 2018. This extends the compliance deadline from 2021 to 2023 (in the initial texts of the EU Directive, compliance was expected before 2021).

Five more years of time before national provisions align to the EU for single-use plastic tableware products.