A hybrid approach as a solution to the plastic ban

Undoubtedly, you may already know that the Netherlands is obligated to introduce legislation that aligns with the Single-Use Plastics (SUP) directive set by the European Union. We understand that for many entrepreneurs, it can still be challenging to navigate this. In this blog, we discuss a possible solution to the plastic ban: a hybrid approach in which you use both plastic-free disposables and reusable products.

Een mis van disposables en herbruikbare producten

Why a combination of plastic-free disposables and reusable products?

Complying with legal restrictions can sometimes be challenging, and the availability of products that meet the regulations is not always readily available. A hybrid approach offers a smart solution that allows your foodservice business to effortlessly adapt to different situations. With this approach, you can use a combination of reusable options and biodegradable, recyclable, or compostable disposables.

We must, of course, remain realistic because not all meals and locations are suitable for reusable options. At the same time, we must acknowledge that some disposable packaging provides a level of convenience that reusable packaging simply cannot match.

It is advisable to find a good balance between the use of plastic-free disposable packaging and recyclable options for takeout meals and dishes that you can wash and reuse when dining on-site. This reusable tableware can be made of porcelain plates and stainless steel cutlery, or you can choose from a selection of our reusable cups, meal bowls, or utensils.

How does it work?

Currently, there are no good alternatives to plastic-free disposables for serving beverages. Therefore, it is wise to choose reusable cups when serving drinks, milkshakes, and ice creams. As for meal packaging, you can choose between reusable meal containers and disposable packaging for each dish. For example, you can use greaseproof paper for hamburgers, while you can serve fries in plastic-free snack boxes or paper cones. Reusable bowls are an excellent choice for poke bowls and salads.

If you work in an office, it's also important to consider the upcoming ban on all plastic disposable cups. An eco-friendly option is to opt for ceramic, glass, or reusable plastic mugs. Additionally, use a wooden stirrer, and you have the perfect mix of disposables and reusables. If you're unsure about what's best for your business, conduct a trial period with a few employees to see which option is most suitable.

Herbruikbare Mepal maaltijdbakken

Discover our extensive SUP-proof range!

At TakeAware, we offer a wide range of products that comply with the SUP directive. Our SUP-proof assortment includes both reusable packaging and disposable packaging without plastic. These products are fully in line with European legislation regarding plastics and will remain permissible for serving food and drinks on-site even after 2024.

The best part is that all our SUP-proof products are also suitable for takeout meals. This makes them highly versatile for your business, as they can be used in multiple ways. With our SUP-proof range, you can count on sustainable and responsible packaging solutions that not only meet legal requirements but also have a positive impact on the environment.

Whether it's serving meals in your dining establishment or offering takeout options, our SUP-proof assortment provides the ideal choice for your business.