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Event with MEP Bogovič underlines importance of bioplastics to achieve a circular economy

2019-09-26T19:30:24+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

from left to right: Eva Štraser (Evegreen/Bioplasticpot), Stephan Kabasci (Fraunhofer UMSICHT), Mariagiovanna Vetere (EUBP/NatureWorks), Franc Bogovič (MEP) , François de Bie (EUBP/Total Corbion PLA), Kristy-Barbara Lange (EUBP) On 24 September, European Bioplastics, together with MEP Franc Bogovič (EPP, Slovenia), held a working breakfast in the European Parliament on the role of bio-based [...]

14th European Bioplastics Conference 3/4 December 2019 – Sneak Preview of confirmed speakers

2019-10-11T14:11:36+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Join us at the 14th European Bioplastics Conference on 3/4 December 2019 at the TITANIC CHAUSSEE Hotel in Berlin, Germany, and secure your delegate ticket here. We are happy to announce our first confirmed keynote speakers: Enrico Nieddu (Merieux NutriSciences) talks about the safety assessment of food-contact bioplastics. Peter von den Kerkhoff (DuPont) will [...]

This year’s Biotech Week 2019 sets new record

2019-09-26T19:24:15+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Already in its 7th edition, the annual European Biotech Week celebrates biotechnology, an innovative and vibrant sector launched by the discovery of the DNA molecule back in 1953. With over 140 events taking place all over Europe during 23 and 29 September, this year’s event set a new record. National Association Members, together with [...]

News in brief: August/September 2019

2019-09-26T19:21:07+02:0026 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

German Packaging Act: minimum standards for assessment of recycling capability lack promotion of bioplastics Packaging must become more recyclable and environmentally friendly. The recycling rates defined in the new German Packaging Act, which came into effect on 1 January 2019, are otherwise impossible to achieve. An important tool to implement the legislation, are the [...]

FEAD position ignores role of compostable plastics in achieving circular economy

2019-09-26T18:35:08+02:0013 September 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 13 September 2019 – Regarding FEAD’s (European Federation of Waste Management and Environmental Services) latest position paper “Biodegradable and Bio-Based Plastics”, European Bioplastics (EUBP) believes that FEAD displays an incomplete perception on how a circular economy can be achieved. Unfortunately, the association exclusively focuses on mechanical recycling while at the same time refusing [...]

Reduction of single-use plastics needs to tie in with circular economy actions and consumption realities in Europe

2019-07-12T12:23:31+02:0024 October 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 24 October 2018. The European Parliament approved today its report on the draft Directive on Marine Pollution and Single-use Plastics. “European Bioplastics fully supports the transition from a linear to a circular economy. Bioplastics enable more sustainable solutions for a range of products“, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics (EUBP).“We agree [...]

Reviewed European Bioeconomy Strategy strengthens defossilisation of plastics sector

2018-11-19T16:41:55+02:0017 October 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 17 October 2018. The European Commission recently delivered its review of the 2012 European Bioeconomy Strategy. The strategy is a step forward towards ensuring that fossil resources are replaced by sustainable natural alternatives for the production of bio-based products such as bio-based plastics and energy. "Only by driving the transition in relevant markets, [...]

Compostable plastics part of UK Parliament’s sustainability initiative

2018-10-01T14:52:43+02:0027 September 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 27 September 2018. As part of its 2018 initiative to cut down on the use of single-use items where feasible, or to substitute them with more sustainable alternatives, the Parliament of the United Kingdom has rolled out a new range of bio-based, certified compostable catering items, such as coffee cups, soup containers and [...]

„nano“- Sendung vom 21. September 2018 über kompostierbare Bioabfallbeutel irreführend

2018-09-25T11:17:05+02:0025 September 2018|Tags: , , |

Berlin, 25. September 2018 – Die „nano“-Ausstrahlung des Senders 3sat vom 21. September 2018 befasste sich mit dem Verhalten von kompostierbaren Bioabfalltüten in industriellen Kompostieranlagen. Im Zentrum des kritischen Beitrags stand dabei die Norm EN 13432, nach welcher die Bioabfallbeutel gemäß Bioabfallverordnung zertifiziert werden müssen. „Es ist bedauerlich, dass die Redaktion des Senders es [...]

Bioplastic materials’ value propositions well reflected in European Parliament’s report on Plastics Strategy

2018-09-13T17:24:57+02:0013 September 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

EP report ties in with provisions for feedstock differentiation and use of biodegradable and compostable plastics recently adopted in Waste Directive and Packaging Directive Berlin, 13 September 2018 – The European Parliament’s report on the European Strategy for Plastics adopted today by the plenary testifies to the increasing acknowledgement and endorsement of the value [...]