One of the commitments in the EU Single-Use Plastics Directive (SUP) is that member states to take measures to reduce the use of single-use plastic cups and meal containers. The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management has drawn up a ministerial regulation containing a number of measures. CE Delft was commissioned by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management to estimate the potential impact of these measures. To this end, interviews were conducted with a number of parties that are affected by the policy or have experience abroad. This was supplemented by a literature review. This concerns is a reduction in consumption compared to a situation without the measures by the year 2026.
The proposed measures are as follows: