This ad will be closed automatically in X seconds.

Making changes; party and sustainability

With the urgency of the global climate crisis becoming increasingly clear, asked a number of party suppliers for their take on the issue.

“Of course, the new single-use plastic regulations will affect our industry and we will all have to adapt to them. It is already clear to see that producers are trying to propose alternative, environmentally friendly products. We have been trying to adapt to the new situation on the market with disposable tableware.

At the end of last year, we launched the production of bio- straws. They are produced in accordance with all regulations and are fully biodegradable with all the necessary approvals and certificates. We also have expanded our offer of wooden cutlery.

We are observing an increasing demand for paper straws and with that in mind we can also ensure there is an ever-growing offer which corresponds to the needs of our clients.”

Magdalena Wojteczek, sales, GoDan

“ITI (UK) wholeheartedly support the work of the EBPC in promoting the continued and enjoyable eco-friendly use of balloons. We are actively promoting the fact that balloons are made of latex and not plastic and that even though they will biodegrade, they should be disposed of appropriately after use to avoid littering. Along with our partner companies we state clearly that we do not support balloon releases.

The prototype of a bio-compostable bag was introduced and received enthusiastically at Spring Fair earlier this year. Some of our regular customers have agreed to introduce it to their customers on a trial basis. We are currently waiting for feedback but are optimistic that the British market is ready to start moving in this direction. We are also working on a new range of compostable balloon accessories such as balloon ribbon and balloon clips.”

Mark Brett, UK Agent, ITI (UK)

“I think the industry needs to reassess its products’ packaging, and ultimately the reusability of its products in the long term. We all need to make an effort to recycle and use more recycled materials. All our shipping boxes at Palmer Agencies are made of either reused, recycled or recyclable material.”

Sergio Battaner, sales and marketing director, Palmer Agencies

Rubies The Childrens Society (2)
Just months after donating over 100,000 units of stock to raise money for The Children's Society, Rubies has announced it has raised over £20,000 for the charity....
Cazaar Downing Street stunt (1) supplied the wigs and flags for the Downing Street stunt last week....
Big Balloon Build Birmingham (1)
The December 2021 event partnered with the Free at Last charity, musical theatre company BMOS, and local balloon company, Candy Bubbles....
Boland racing range (1)
Following Max Verstappen's world championship win in Abu Dhabi, Boland is adding new products to its racing offering....
Spielwarenmesse Digital (2)
Spielwarenmesse Digital features a live programme with digital inaugural event and presentations, with compact overview of trends and new introductions....
Rubies Alexandra and Stefan (1)
Alexandra Knack has joined Rubies as country manager and Stefan Brandenburger as head of sales....
Get the latest news sent to your inbox
Subscribe to our daily newsletter