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Welcome to European Bioplastics, the association representing the interests the thriving bioplastics industry in Europe. […]

About Bioplastics

Bioplastics are not just one single material. They comprise of a whole family of materials with different properties and applications. […]

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Currently, bioplastics represent about one per cent of the about 300 million tonnes of plastic produced annually. But as demand is rising […]

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Every year the European Bioplastics Conference features a well-researched conference programme, an impressive speaker line-up, […]

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Global bioplastics production will more than triple within the next five years

Berlin, 1 December 2021 – European Bioplastics presented today at the 16th EUBP Conference a very positive outlook for the global bioplastics industry. Production is set to more than triple over the next five years according to market data which was compiled in cooperation with the nova-Institute (Hürth, Germany).   “The importance of a more than 200 [...]

Bio-based coalition criticizes EU methodology for LCAs favouring fossil-based over bio-based plastics

Berlin, 30 November 2021 – In June, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission (EC) published its methodology for Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental impact of fossil-based to bio-based feedstocks for plastics production. “Together with other bio-based industries, we support LCAs as a valuable instrument to measure environmental sustainability. Unfortunately, the approach of the JRC in this study lacks important elements that are crucial for a fair, comparative [...]

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