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What will happen to plastic products?

In 2021, a number of disposable plastic items will be banned. Take the opportunity to change your purchases now by discovering our range of products that are a smart alternative to your current plastic products.


It can already be smart to switch your purchases according to the EU's plastic ban. You will find suggestions below on suitable replacement products.

Our alternatives

Disposable Cutlery.

Do you buy plastic cutlery for your business today? Then try to replace them with any of the options below:

Our alternatives

Food Containers.

In our range you will find several different food containers that can replace containers made from plastic. Below you will find selected products in the materials bagasse, bamboo and paper.

Our alternatives


Below you will find alternatives to plastic stirrers.


From 2021, the EU has banned the sale of plastic products such as disposable plates, disposable cutlery, straws, cotton swabs, etc. The goal is to reduce the consumption of plastics and plastic pollution within the EU. The new legislation was pushed through with a clear majority, 560 yes to 35 no, and should start to apply by July 3, 2021.

The following plastic products shall be prohibited:

  • Plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons and chopsticks)
  • Plastic plates
  • Plastic straws
  • Stirrer for drinks
  • Expanded polystyrene food containers with or without lids intended for immediate consumption and without further preparation
  • Beverage containers and mugs in expanded polystyrene including corks and lids
  • Products made of oxo-degradable plastic


Through its Disposable Plastics Directive, the EU has decided to introduce a labeling requirement for disposable products made entirely or partly of plastic. The labeling requirement applies from July 2021. During a transitional period, until July 2022, it will also be allowed labels affixed to the products. From Tingstad's range, mugs and wet wipes are covered by the labeling requirement. Read our Q&A (questions and answers about the labeling requirement) to learn more.

Click here for our Q&A on mugs.

Click here for our Q&A on wet wipes.


In 2019, the Swedish government appointed a special inquiry regarding tax on disposable plastic articles to reduce negative environmental effects. On 10/8 2020, the inquiry was presented, where it is proposed to introduce a tax on items that are made of, or contain plastic. The products that are proposed for tax are disposable mugs and food containers / food packaging, as these items are considered to have the most negative environmental impact. Mugs made of plastic must be taxed at SEK 5 and food containers at SEK 7. For containers with a lower plastic content, the tax will, according to the proposal, be lower. The proposal thus also affects paper cups and food packaging with a plastic coating.

The tax is proposed to start from 1 November 2021 and will be paid by the manufacturers or those who import the mugs and food containers.

Voices fråm the industry

"Pandemin bromsar ny plastskatt."

"Pandemin bromsar ny plastskatt."

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"Konsumentkartläggning och konsekvensanalys."

December 2020
"Konsumentkartläggning och konsekvensanalys."
The consumers perspective in focus.

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"Förslag kring engångsplast på remiss."

​"Förslag kring engångsplast på remiss."

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"Fikaskatten är den nya plastpåseskatten."

"Fika-skatten är den nya plastpåseskatten."

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"Sju kronor extra för kaffet - nya skatten slår mot krisande branscher."

"Sju kronor extra för kaffet - nya skatten slår mot krisande branscher."

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The government, together with its co-operation parties, has carried out an investigation, which concerns increased material recycling, reduced consumption of disposable plastic and reduced littering.

The proposals in the inquiry are proposed to enter into force on 1 January 2024 and are out for consultation until 15 March 2021.

Take away products for your business.

Click on the brochure below to find sustainable, and modern take away products.



Product guide: Paper Cups.

Learn more about one of our best-selling products: the paper cup. Here you will get info on how a paper cup is structured, what environmental friendly alternatives are available and current news from the industry.

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Pure Fiber™ by Stora Enso.

In a unique collaboration between Tingstad and Stora Enso, we are launching a completely new series of plastic-free, carbon dioxide-efficient food packaging for take away; PureFiber ™ by Stora Enso.

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A more sustainable choice.

To take environmental responsibility is too many companies more important than ever. For us who work in an industry that takes on the resources of nature, the commitment to our world today and in the future is something we have with us in everything we do. Here you will find products that either have eco-labeling or which meet established environmental requirements from a control organization. 

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Plast och engångsförpackningar.

Plast och förpackningar har blivit en symbol för vår ohållbara livsstil. Men är plast och engångsförpackningar bara dåligt? Här kan du läsa om fördelar och nackdelar med plast som material, alternativ till plast och vad som händer i branschen. 

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We are certified to ISO 14001: 2015 Environmental, and 9001: 2015 for Quality. Read more about what this means for our customers and about our environmental work.

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The Plastic Bag.

Is it bad for our environment or has it received an unnecessary bad reputation? The views are mixed. Here we aim to present interesting information to add to the debate.


Material guide: Renewable raw materials.

In our range we have several different products made from renewable raw materials. Examples of renewable materials are PLA (from corn starch / sugar cane), paper (from trees), and bagasse (sugar cane fibers). Learn more about the different materials in our guide.

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Recycling Guide.

Many containers contain valuable materials which we through recycling can save both raw materials and energy. Here you can read more on how to recycle different materials.

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Material guide.

It is important for us to help our customers make informed decisions. Therefore, we have developed a material guide to make it easier for you as a customer.

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