Application and format scope
AMI has determined single-use plastic packaging to incorporate the packaging products and food/drink delivery formats targeted by the EC’s Single Use Plastics Directive and structured to fit standardised product definitions traditionally used by AMI.
This report gives an overview of the key segments within the SUP Directive, as well as a deep dive into the specific impact on the flexible retail packaging industry. By AMI’s definition this includes Pouches, bags and wrappers, Lidding film and Labels. The corresponding category from the SUP Directive is ‘Packets and wrappers’.
Formats quantified: Flexible retail packaging (pouches/bags/wrappers, lidding film, labels).
Formats discussed but not quantified: rigid packaging (bottles/closures, thin wall packaging), catering and convenience disposables (beverage cups, disposable food containers, utensils).
The demand for packaging application above is segmented into the conventional polymers utilised in the flexible packaging industry:
- other (including recyclates)
The report contextualises other non-polymeric materials impacting the demand for plastics. The report provides detailed analysis of opportunities where recyclate and bio-resins will gain traction in the future.
The report provides data in tonnes on the following years:
- Past: 2013
- Present: 2018, 2019
- Future: 2023