Mission behind the products Ekokubki.pl
The mission behind our products is to offer top-quality eco-conscious solutions in the field of single-use foodware, satisfying business purposes of various industries and meeting the expectations of the increasingly demanding end-user. Our agenda involves ongoing analysis of legislative tendencies and scientific research conducted by institutional and third-party entities, as well as thorough review of market resources – which allows us to constantly evaluate available technologies and raw material suitability. We are also strongly committed to educate the public on pollution and risk factors owing to market activity of single-use packaging industry as well as on economically rational solutions for the environment.
Eco-conscious, single-use. Utilizing new qualities for traditional market purpose.
The eco-conscious approach to foodware has become an increasingly significant source of competitive advantage in catering industry and related markets. As a cornerstone of quick-service restaurant chains, single-use foodware remains inevitable for broader market sectors including hotel industry, tourism-related services, event management, sports and leisure. The impact on human health and the environment, the increased activity of domestic and international regulatory bodies as well as gradual development of consumer knowledge and expectations remain the points of our constant focus and adjustment. Thus, we aim and manage to provide a product matching the consumer, the environment and the market.
Activity of regulatory bodies
Directive 2019/904 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment issued by European Parliament and the Council on 5 June 2019 requires EU Member States to introduce domestic measures reducing or eliminating a significant part of single-use plastic products. EU Member States are required to enact and execute unconditional prohibition of specified types of food and drink containers by 3 July 2021. Additionally, the Member States are obliged to reach the target levels of recycling for all domestically accumulated plastic materials specified as 77% by 2025 and 90% by 2029. The polluter-pays principle of environmental liability originating from Directive 2004/35/EC, which operates along with substantial restrictions on further use of recycled resources for manufacture of food contact materials (Commission Regulation No 282/2008) render further reliance of single-use foodware on plastic virtually impossible – for both economic and practical reasons.
Business-friendly alternative to polluter-financed recycling
Hence, biodegradable materials are not only a solution for the environment but also a way to protect your business from severe economic implications of polluter-financed recycling. All our products are made solely form 100% biodegradable raw materials.
Over the past decade, eco-conscious approach has become one of the focal points of consumer attention. Users of goods and services provided with the use of plastic disposable FCM (food contact materials) are increasingly concerned with impact of their consumption on the environment.
UN Environmental Report of 2018 had brought commonly accessible knowledge on marine litter and other forms of plastic pollution to a new level, echoing vastly through news agencies and social media. The latest UN research on marine litter involving PP, EPS, PS, LDPE, HDPE, PET had revealed the volume of c. 8 million tons, 80% coming directly from the land. The researchers have evaluated the annual surge in plastic waste as 300 million tons, stating that 79% thereof remains in the environment as unrecycled waste, destabilising ecosystems and hurting the wildlife. The prognosis included in the UN report had stated that – keeping the current pace of waste pollution would result in a volume of marine pollution exceeding total volume of fish by 2050. The authors of the UN report had emphasized further consequences for all living organisms, including human beings, which occur due to cumulation of waste-originating toxic substances in the food chain.
European Parliament resolution of 13 September 2018 on a European strategy for plastics in a circular economy (2018/20350) quotes results of the poll, revealing that as many as 74% of interviewed citizens have indicated high level of concern regarding the ongoing surge of plastic waste, with overall majority of 87% declaring the will to counteract the tendency and actively engage themselves in protection of the environment.