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Bioplastics play essential role in future circular plastics economy

Press Release Bioplastics play essential role in future circular plastics economy Says new report by World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation Berlin, 27 January 2016. European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the new report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation on ‘The New Plastics [...]

27 January 2016|

Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics

On 2 December 2015, the European Commission (EC) published the long awaited new Circular Economy Proposal. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the EC’s proposal and is looking forward to contributing to the debate on how renewable and biodegradable materials can best fit into this vision. "The proposal is an important step towards closing the carbon [...]

15 December 2015|

Big success: 10th European Bioplastics Conference attracts more than 350 experts from around the world

The 10th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 5/6 November 2015 in Berlin, attracting more than 350 participants from industry, policy, research, and media. In his keynote speech, Mr Reinhard Büscher, Head of Unit Chemicals, DG GROWTH at the European Commission, stressed the necessity to promote biobased products in the European Union in order [...]

15 December 2015|

Mitsubishi’s KAITEKI principle for good chemistry and a sustainable society

Mitsubishi Chemicals recently received the Global Bioplastics Award for the use of their biobased engineering plastic DURABIO™ in the front panel of Sharp’s new smartphone, marking the first time a biobased plastic has been used in the front panel of any smartphone. European Bioplastics spoke to Frank Steinbrecher, Technical Manager at Mitsubishi Chemical Performance [...]

15 December 2015|

Members Portrait – Dec 2015

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Chairman and Director at the Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT), University Stuttgart shares some information about his institute. 5 facts about Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT), University Stuttgart The expertise of the [...]

15 December 2015|

UN report on marine litter assessed bioplastics

The UNEP report on 'bioplastics and marine litter' recognises that plastics, which biodegrade on land under favourable conditions, also biodegrade in the marine environment. The report also states, however, that this process is not calculable enough at this point in time, and biodegradable plastics are currently not a solution to marine litter. European Bioplastics [...]

15 December 2015|

In Brief – Dec 2015

Thai PPT to invest $1.1 bln in bioplastics: Thailand's energy firm PTT Pcl said it’s planning to invest 40 billion baht (1.11 billion US Dollar) in bioplastics and environmentally-friendly products from 2014 to 2020. The state-controlled group aims for bioplastics to account for 2 percent of the firm's revenue by 2020. FDCA and [...]

15 December 2015|

Carbon pricing needed for bioplastic innovation

Press Release Berlin, 11 December 2015. European Bioplastics – the association representing the value chain of bioplastics in Europe – is supporting initiatives to develop global carbon-pricing mechanisms and implement them effectively. Such measures would be needed to incorporate the external costs of climate change into product prices and enable the development of greenhouse [...]

11 December 2015|

Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics

Press Release Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics Berlin, 2 December 2015. With its new proposal on the Circular Economy Package in Europe, presented today, the European Commission outlines plans that respond to some of the main challenges of our time: the waste of energy [...]

2 December 2015|

Bioplastics are key to unlock Europe’s potential for a resource-efficient economy

Press Release Bioplastics are key to unlock Europe's potential for a resource-efficient economy 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin attracs more than 350 experts from around the world Berlin, 9 November 2015 – The 10th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 5/6 November 2015 in Berlin, attracting more than 350 participants from industry, policy, [...]

9 November 2015|