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

24 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

17 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

27 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

25 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

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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 [...]

Microbes fully metabolize biodegradable plastics

16 August 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Berlin, 16 August 2018 - Researchers at ETH Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) succeeded in an interdisciplinary study to demonstrate that soil microorganisms metabolically utilised the carbon in the PBAT polymer both for energy production and also to build up microbial biomass. The researchers used the biodegradable [...]

Juncker set out his vision of Europe – bioplastics pioneering innovation

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When EU leaders gathered in Brussels at the beginning of March to discuss how to generate growth, create jobs and improve competitiveness in Europe, the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, set out his vision of Europe - a vision in which bioplastics are a concrete example of the pioneering innovations of the [...]

MEPs pave the way for bioplastics in Europe

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, the European Parliament plenary voted on the waste legislation proposal as part of the EU Circular Economy Package. With their vote, the Members of Parliament send a clear signal that reuse and recycling remain of paramount priority in the pursuit of an EU circular economy while at the same time strengthening [...]

Bioplastics – Making the Difference!

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Registration is now open for the leading bioplastics event in Europe – the 12th European Bioplastics Conference on 29-30 November 2017 in Berlin. If you would like to contribute to the programme, you can still submit your abstracts. Why should you attend? The 12th edition of the annual European Bioplastics Conference will showcase how [...]

Total Corbion PLA formally starts up operations

30 March 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Earlier this month, Total Corbion PLA officially launched its operations to produce and market Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) polymers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources. As announced by parent companies Total and Corbion last November, the new company is a 50/50 joint venture based in the Netherlands. [...]