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Biodegradable plastics in the Circular Economy in Europe

At the beginning of this year, the European Commission published its EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy. In the Roadmap, the Commission has given priority to assess how to decarbonize the plastics economy and to increase efficiency of waste management with a strong focus on recycling of plastic in [...]

31 August 2017|

Bioplastics Week 2017

A very successful second edition of the Bioplastics Week, organised by the US Plastics Industry Association’s (PLASTICS) bioplastics division, took place on 21-25 August. Bioplastics Week is an annual campaign – driven on social media using the hashtag #BioplasticsWeek – created to educate people about the many benefits of bioplastics by increasing their visibility. [...]

31 August 2017|

PLA bioplastics from Bonsucro certified sugarcane now available from Total Corbion PLA

First Bonsucro certified sugar delivery arriving at the Corbion site in Rayong, Thailand. Image: Total Corbion PLA. Total Corbion PLA, global technology leader and producer of PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) bioplastics and lactide monomers, announced last week that PLA resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order. Converters and [...]

31 August 2017|

German MPs support innovation and growth of bioplastics sector

Members of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group visited BIOTEC, one of Germany’s leading producers of compostable plastics based in Emmerich on the Rhine, and promised to increase support for innovation and growth in the region’s bioplastics sector. Marie-Luise Dött (CDU, MdB), Kerstin Radomski (CDU, MdB), Dr Günter Bergman (CDU, MdL), and Stefan Rouenhoff (CDU candidate for [...]

31 August 2017|

Member portrait: Reverdia

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia, shares some information on the global leader in the production of sustainable bio-succinic acid, based in the Netherlands. 5 facts about Reverdia Marcel Lubben, President of Reverdia Reverdia [...]

31 August 2017|

News in brief – August 2017

European plastics manufacturers’ views on biodegradable plastics: In the light of the European Commission’s aim to turn Europe into a circular economy, PlasticsEurope, the Association of Plastics Manufacturers, has published a fact sheet and two view papers outlining how biodegradable plastics play an important role in this transition and how both mechanical & organic [...]

31 August 2017|

PolyBioSkin develops biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications

Castelldefels, Spain, 17 July 2017 – The EU-funded PolyBioSkin project commenced work on the development of biopolymers for high-demand skin-contact applications. At the end of June 2017, the project consortium, comprising of 12 partners, including European Bioplastics (EUBP), met in Castelldefels in Spain for the kick-off meeting hosted by project coordinator IRIS to discuss [...]

17 July 2017|

Biodegradable mulch films supported in revision of EU Fertilisers Regulation

Berlin, 13 July 2017 – Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) adopted its report amending the European Commission's proposal for a revision of the Fertilisers Regulation. In its report, the IMCO Committee acknowledges the innovative potential of biodegradable mulch films, which provide positive agronomical effects and help to [...]

13 July 2017|

European Bioplastics elects new Board – François de Bie confirmed as Chairman

The new Board of European Bioplastics (from left to right): Erwin Lepoudre (Kaneka), Henri Colens (Braskem), Stefano Facco (Novamont), Mariagiovanna Vetere (NatureWorks), Michael von Ketteler (BASF SE), Peter Brunk (BIOTEC), and François de Bie (Total Corbion PLA). © European Bioplastics Berlin, 22 June 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the [...]

22 June 2017|

MEPs pave the way for bioplastics in vote on waste legislation

Berlin, 14 March 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, welcomes the positive outcome of the European Parliament’s plenary vote today on the waste legislation proposal concerning the EU Circular Economy Package. The vote of the Members of Parliament recognises the contributions of bioplastics to the EU circular [...]

14 March 2017|