MAZZA Leonardo (ENV)
mardi 9 octobre 2018 18:20
NELEN Sarah (ENV); SCHALLY Hugo-Maria (ENV); AILE Silvija (ENV); LORZ
Bettina (ENV); DA SILVA LEMOS Paulo (ENV)
BOSMANS Werner (ENV)
Reports from SUP related meetings this morning: Kotkamil s-lined paper cup
producers // Airlines: KLM, Easyjet & A4E
Dear col eagues,
Werner and I had two SUP proposal related meetings with stakeholders this morning:
1) Kotkamil s lined paper cup producers from Finland;
2) Airlines: KLM, Easyjet & A4Es first take on the SUP proposal;
Im summarising main take-aways below.
Meeting with Kotkamil s Finnish producers of lined paper cup (also eg frozen food packaging
and hamburger boxes).
Participants: Kotkamil s: Ni lo Pöyhönen (Senior VP) and Saila Kettunen (Director, Barrier Boards)
& KREAB Strategic Communications (Kieran Watkins)
Are producing a paper cup with water-based polymer coatings. Using curtain
coating technology apply a total of 7 different coating lawyers to offer multi-purpose
barrier properties. They manage to reduce the plastic part of the cup to around 2% of
the total cup (as opposed to 6% in traditional coating). Some of the barriers are ful y
degrading into water, CO2 etc.
Their cups can be recycled as part of the normal paper and board waste stream (can
then be used to produce eg a folding box for cereals)
Are also biodegradable in industrial composting facilities (they claim it might be home-
composted as wel - they wil seek a standard).
They are working towards producing a ful y biodegradable cup with wood based lining
but it make take another 2-3 years before this is ready to be marketed.
Believe that the Commissions proposal should distinguish their product from PE and
PLA lined cups as its environmental performance is better than the alternatives coated
with PE of PLA, especial y as regards recyclability.
Meeting with Airlines: KLM (Jeroen Hardenbol), Easyjet (Valentina Reino), Airlines for Europe
Were interested in developing a better understanding of the implications of the SUP
proposal and the extent to which it would apply to airlines in particular how it would
apply to international flights.
Their current approach is to try to develop a better understanding of the proposed
legislation rather than lobby against (parts of) it.
Asked whether the plastic food containers they use to serve food would fal within the
scope of the Directive.
Explained that trend has gone towards using single use plastic on aircrafts because it is
light and therefore saves fuel. Using eg reusable cutlery instead wil likely require
changing processes (eg washing infrastructure). Suggested alternatives to using SUP for
catering on aircraft would have to be looked at from a lifecycle perspective. They wil
look into reusable plastic cutlery as wel .
On international flights there is the obligation to burn the catering waste.