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European Parliament breakfast on biodegradable plastics

On 25 January 2017, at the crossroads of several important dossiers and initiatives concerning the Circular Economy Package, Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, hosted a breakfast debate on ‘Clarifying biodegradable plastics and how to put them to proper use’. MEP Auken welcomed a delegation of the Congress’ of the Philippines Ecology Committee – [...]

31 January 2017|

News in brief | January 2017

Avantium acquires the assets of Liquid Light: Avantium has acquired the assets of Liquid Light Inc., a renowned developer of electrochemical processes. Liquid Light has developed proprietary process technology to make major chemicals from low-cost, abundant carbon dioxide (CO2). The acquisition combines the technologies of both companies to develop a electro-catalysis platform and to [...]

31 January 2017|

European Parliament’s ENVI Committee backs bioplastics in vote on waste legislation

Berlin, 25 January 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry in Europe, congratulates the European Parliament's Environment Committee and rapporteur Simona Bonafè on their strong efforts and the results of yesterday's vote on the waste legislation proposals concerning the EU Circular Economy Package.  The positive vote of the Members of [...]

25 January 2017|

In brief (December 2016)

Italy’s Bioeconomy Strategy: In November, the Italian government published its Bioeconomy Strategy, which is still open for a public consultation with national stakeholders until 20 December 2016. Italy already has one of the most advanced infrastructures for the separate collection and recycling of organic waste and is a centre of excellence for integrated biorefineries. [...]

20 December 2016|

We have to get better at informing and educating the public about what bioplastics are and their benefits

While the growing ecological awareness and changing consumer demands are leading to a boom in the development and sales of more sustainable products with a reduced environmental footprint such as bioplastics, there are a few persistent misconceptions about the nature and benefits of bioplastics that need to be addressed by better information and education. BiNa, [...]

20 December 2016|

Member portrait: Succinity

Andrej Brejc, Managing Director at Succinity GmbH In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Andrej Brejc, Managing Director at Succinity GmbH provides an insight into bio-based succinic acid, a promising building block for various bioplastic applications. 5 facts about Succinity [...]

20 December 2016|

Global bioplastics market continues to grow despite low oil price

The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update 2016 confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry: “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” said François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, during the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 30 November [...]

20 December 2016|

Rethinking Bioplastics: Future Directions in the Bioplastics Industry

Review of the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu By Denise Neves Gameiro, editor for Labiotech.eu, the new leading digital media platform covering news from the European Biotech industry Where are bioplastics going? At the end of November, 300 experts came together in Berlin to “rethink Bioplastics” and [...]

20 December 2016|

These were the highlights that shaped bioplastics in 2016

2016 has been another eventful, promising, and successful year for bioplastics. While the discussions around the EU Circular Economy Package and first regulatory changes in the Members States reshape the legislative and economic landscape for businesses involved in the bioeconomy in Europe, the bioplastics industry continues to drive innovation in new bioplastics solutions and the development [...]

20 December 2016|

‘Rethinking Plastics’ – Insights into the bioplastic materials of the future

11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin attracts 300 experts from around the world François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics, welcoming around 300 participants to the 11th European Bioplastics Conference 2016 (c) European Bioplastics Berlin, 1 December 2016 – The 11th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin, attracting [...]

1 December 2016|