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Bio-based plastics play an essential role in the future circular plastics economy

The recent report by the World Economic Forum and Ellen MacArthur Foundation on ‘The New Plastics Economy: Rethinking the future of plastics’ provides an overarching vision of a global circular plastics economy in which bioplastics play an essential role in decoupling the economy from fossil resources and help to return nutrients to the soil. [...]

15 March 2016|

Save the date for the 11th European Bioplastics Conference on 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin

Following on from the successful events of the past years that reflected the growing confidence in plastics solutions that are bio-based, biodegradable, or both as a viable alternative to conventional plastics, the 11th European Bioplastics Conference has now been confirmed to take place on 29/30 November 2016 at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Germany. The [...]

15 March 2016|

French decree supports bio-based and home-compostable bags

The new wording of the French implementation decree on single-use plastic bags, which was published by the French Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy on 1 February 2016, sets out clear requirements for the reduction of single-use plastic bags in favour of bio-based, biodegradable and home-compostable bags, in line with the EU Directive. [...]

15 March 2016|

The benefits of separate organic waste collection

Since January 2015, separate collection of organic waste is mandatory in Germany. The implementation, however, has been rather slow, and not all municipalities provide separate biowaste collection schemes yet. The German association for compostable products ‘Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V.’ therefore recently called for municipalities to implement the separate collection of biowaste and support the [...]

15 March 2016|

Member portrait: ISCC System GmbH

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director of ISCC Systems GmbH shares some information about his certification system. Dr Norbert Schmitz, Managing Director ISCC System GmbH 5 facts about ISCC System GmbH (International Sustainability [...]

15 March 2016|

New products and innovations

Certified bio-based and compostable coffee capsule for Nespresso systems Original Food GmbH presented a certified compostable coffee capsule for Nespresso systems at Biofach 2016 trade fair earlier in February. With the launch of the capsule, the producer of the renowned Kaffa wild coffee underlines its commitment in environmental protection and sustainability, including the entire [...]

15 March 2016|

In Brief – March 2016

Tetra Pak to deliver 100m plant-based packs in 2016: Tetra Pak has announced that they expect to deliver more than 100 million of their Tetra Rex Bio-based to customers during 2016. It is the world’s first package made entirely from plant-based materials. When launched in 2015, it immediately became a success and is now [...]

15 March 2016|