Environmental & packaging

Online platform services are convenient for the consumer but at what cost to the environment? Access our content about environmental issues in the platform-based economy from this page. This includes all of our in-depth reports, regulatory and policy trackers, news briefings, resources and live alerts.

Regulatory report: Argentina

Written by Sergi Riudalbas || 17th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

No specific regulatory framework addressing the status of delivery workers at a national level has been enacted in Argentina, although there are various bills in the national legislative agenda ...

Regulatory report: Romania

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 10th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

There are no regulations in Romania for delivery platforms or their workers, but they are covered by rules in other areas such as safety regulations, packaging and competition ...

Regulatory report: Nigeria

Written by Anthony Traurig || 10th January 2022 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Nigeria ...

Regulatory alerts: December 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st December 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Romania, Spain, the UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, the US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Ghana, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Russia, Saudi...

Regulatory report: Brazil

Written by Fernanda Tucunduva || 23rd December 2021 || In-depth reports |

There is currently no specific law concerning platform delivery workers in Brazil, although several bills have been presented in the past few years. Elections in 2022 may lead to workers gaining employment status ...

Platforms regulatory database

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The Platforms global regulatory tracker, updated here every month, is now available in an Excel format. The information within this database provides an overview of the most relevant sector-specific regulations and political initiatives for food delivery and similar...

Platforms global regulatory tracker December

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 10th December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformIntelligence global regulatory tracker is essential to understanding the current regulations for food delivery and similar platform services. Our in-house regulatory team analyse various data sources, including first-hand information from policymakers, to keep you up-to-date with the...

Regulatory report: South Africa

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 9th December 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report examines the laws and potential laws governing platform companies and workers in South Africa, where there is currently no specific legislation or collective agreement regulating third-party food delivery work ...

Legal and political events calendar

Written by Pablo Cano Trilla || 3rd December 2021 || Regulatory and policy trackers |

The PlatformsIntelligence compliance calendar provides key regulatory deadline dates applicable to the platforms sector to enable you to keep up to date with changes to regulations on workers' rights, the environment, fees and more ...

Regulatory alerts: November 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th November 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, EU, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Colombia, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Saudi...

Regulatory report: United Arab Emirates

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 29th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in the UAE, covering all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Poland

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 25th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Poland covers all the relevant legislation from environment to workers' rights and competition ...

Regulatory report: Denmark

Written by Marija Obradovic || 24th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

Delivery workers may be employees or independent contractors in Denmark. This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Denmark, looking at all areas of legislation ...

Regulatory report: Indonesia

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 10th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report into the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Indonesia covers all the relevant legislation from environment and workers' rights to competition and food safety ...

Regulatory report: Netherlands

Written by Anthony Traurig || 9th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

The Netherlands has few regulations that affect food delivery, except in employment law. Recent court cases ruled that platform workers may be employees, but are subject to appeal. Use of plastics for packaging is being restricted ...

Regulatory report: Morocco

Written by Maati Ech Chaibi El Hidaoui || 8th November 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Morocco ...

Regulatory alerts: October 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st October 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Panama,...

Regulatory report: Peru

Written by Laura Garay Gómez || 26th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Peru, examining all relevant legislation including that covering workers, the environment and commerce ...

Regulatory report: Norway

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 14th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers current laws relating to deliveries and employee status in Norway, which may be changed as a new government takes office ...

Regulatory report: Switzerland

Written by Berta Camps Bisbal || 11th October 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Switzerland, covering all relevant legislation from workers and food safety to transportation and environment ...

Regulatory alerts: September 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 30th September 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Ukraine, UK, Mexico, Canada, US, Argentina, Australia, Bermuda, Chile, China, Colombia, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Qatar,...

Regulatory report: Hong Kong

Written by Rui Feng || 27th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Hong Kong ...

Regulatory report: Ireland

Written by Elsa Carrasco || 24th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report examines the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Ireland, covering all relevant legislation at both national and local level ...

Regulatory report: Belarus

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 20th September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Belarus ...

Regulatory report: Italy

Written by Lorenzo Guaragna || 2nd September 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Italy ...

Regulatory alerts: August 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 31st August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Australia, China, Colombia, India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and South Africa ...

Regulatory report: China

Written by Rui Feng || 27th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in China, covering all relevant legislation ...

Regulatory alerts: July 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 18th August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from EU, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, UK, Ukraine, Canada, Mexico, US, Australia, Chile, China, India, New Zealand, Philippines, Russia and Taiwan ...

Regulatory report: Russia

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 18th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report offers a detailed overview of the current regulatory framework surrounding the online platform services sector in Russia ...

Regulatory alerts: June 2021

Written by PlatformsIntelligence || 18th August 2021 || Alerts |

This month's regulatory alerts includes updates from Croatia, Italy, Spain, the UK, Ukraine, Mexico, the US, Australia and Brazil ...

Regulatory report: Ukraine

Written by Dmytro Korchahin || 11th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

This report covers the current regulatory framework for the online platform services sector in Ukraine, covering both employment and environmental aspects ...

Regulatory report: Australia

Written by Anthony Traurig || 9th August 2021 || In-depth reports |

Australia’s food delivery platform sector is facing regulatory challenges in areas of employment law and rider safety that could soon have a significant impact on the sector ...

Online platforms give consumers what they want, when they want it but what impact is the increased use of electronics and vehicles having on the environment? 

Our experts explore the impact of these services on carbon footprint, and how the gig economy can work more sustainably, from introducing greener packaging to reducing mileage.