Single-use plastic directive – Talking Tables EU Trade
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From recyclable cups to paper plates, all of the single-use products listed on our website are marine life friendly and compliant with the EU Directive on Single-use plastics (SUPs).
Shop with a clean conscience knowing you won't see our tableware wash up on European beaches.


The EU Single Use Plastic Directive (SUP) was introduced in July 2019. With an aim to encourage change amongst plastic consumer habits, the SUPD is designed to help reduce the impact of harmful plastics on not only the environment, but also to improve human health.
From July 2021, the SUPD should be incorporated into law in countries participating in the Single Market. When fully enacted, the SUPD will...
Ban the majority of single-use plastic items Including cutlery, plates, straws, stirrers
Ban all expanded polystyrene food containers & cups
Ban all oxo-degradable plastics

Mandate that all single use plastic cups must carry a dead turtle graphic on beverage cups containing plastic

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