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Lenzing upholds EU’s guidelines for Single-Use Plastic Directive


Leading supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, the Lenzing Group has welcomed the new guidelines for the implementation of Single-Use Plastics Directive (EU) 2019/904, which took effect on June 05, 2019.

Prepared by the European Commission, the guidelines specify the type of products that fall within the scope of the directive, thus providing clarity in the joint fight of the EU member states against environmental pollution from plastic waste. Lenzing’s wood-based, biodegradable cellulosic fibers such as those of the VEOCEL™ brand comprise a sustainable and innovative solution to this man-made problem.

The Commission implementing regulation EU) 2020/2151 to the Single-Use Plastics Directive stipulate uniform labeling requirements for some single-use plastic products on packaging or the product itself, starting July 3, 2021. These encompass feminine hygiene products and wet wipes for personal and household care containing plastic. As per Jürgen Eizinger, Vice President- Global Nonwovens Business, Lenzing, the Single-Use Plastics Directive enables consumers to make a more informed purchase decisions.