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Members Portrait – Dec 2015

15 December 2015|Tags: , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Bulletin, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Univ.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Christian Bonten, Chairman and Director at the Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT), University Stuttgart shares some information about his institute. 5 facts about Institut für Kunststofftechnik (IKT), University Stuttgart The expertise of the [...]

UN report on marine litter assessed bioplastics

15 December 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

The UNEP report on 'bioplastics and marine litter' recognises that plastics, which biodegrade on land under favourable conditions, also biodegrade in the marine environment. The report also states, however, that this process is not calculable enough at this point in time, and biodegradable plastics are currently not a solution to marine litter. European Bioplastics [...]

In Brief – Dec 2015

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Thai PPT to invest $1.1 bln in bioplastics: Thailand's energy firm PTT Pcl said it’s planning to invest 40 billion baht (1.11 billion US Dollar) in bioplastics and environmentally-friendly products from 2014 to 2020. The state-controlled group aims for bioplastics to account for 2 percent of the firm's revenue by 2020. FDCA and [...]

Carbon pricing needed for bioplastic innovation

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Press Release Berlin, 11 December 2015. European Bioplastics – the association representing the value chain of bioplastics in Europe – is supporting initiatives to develop global carbon-pricing mechanisms and implement them effectively. Such measures would be needed to incorporate the external costs of climate change into product prices and enable the development of greenhouse [...]

Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics

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Press Release Commission’s Circular Economy Proposal leaves room for more ambitious actions on bio-industries such as bioplastics Berlin, 2 December 2015. With its new proposal on the Circular Economy Package in Europe, presented today, the European Commission outlines plans that respond to some of the main challenges of our time: the waste of energy [...]

Bioplastics are key to unlock Europe’s potential for a resource-efficient economy

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Press Release Bioplastics are key to unlock Europe's potential for a resource-efficient economy 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin attracs more than 350 experts from around the world Berlin, 9 November 2015 – The 10th European Bioplastics Conference took place on 5/6 November 2015 in Berlin, attracting more than 350 participants from industry, policy, [...]

Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price

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Press Release Global bioplastics production capacities continue to grow despite low oil price Europe set to lag behind / PHA ramps up capacities Berlin, 5 November 2015. The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 10th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm the positive growth trend of the global [...]

EU decision to phase out plastic bags strengthens compostable bags

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EU decision to phase out plastic bags strengthens compostable bags Berlin, 30 April 2015 – On Tuesday, 28 April 2015, the European Parliament gave its final approval for the previously agreed legislation amending the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) to reduce the use of conventional single use plastic carrier bags. European Bioplastics welcomes [...]

Sneak Preview: Highlights of the 10th European Bioplastics Conference 2015

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Press Release Sneak Preview: Highlights of the 10th European Bioplastics Conference 2015 Focus: new policy frameworks, market developments, and new products & materials Berlin, 13 August 2015 – The European Bioplastics Conference will be celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and has put forward an exciting two-day agenda to celebrate the achievements of Europe’s [...]

French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags mandatory as of January 2017

23 July 2015|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Press Release French law introduces measures to strengthen bioplastics market Biobased, biodegradable fruit and vegetable bags mandatory as of January 2017 Berlin, 23 July 2015. Yesterday, the French parliament adopted the law on energy transition and green growth proposed by Ségolène Royal, Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the [...]