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New EU standard and requirements for home compostable carrier bags

2022-12-01T17:38:49+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Source: Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V. A new standard has been published this summer to establish the requirements and specifications for home compostable carrier bags. This should put an end to the debates around home composting, which we all know takes place under less controlled conditions and lower temperatures than industrial composting processes.  [...]

News in brief: November 2022

2022-12-01T17:34:07+01:001 December 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

DUH ran misleading composting experiment  The German Association for Compostable Products (Verbund kompostierbare Produkte e.V., Berlin, Germany) expressed its strong disappointment over the latest field test on the compostability of bioplastics initiated by the German NGO Environmental Action Germany (DUH). In particular, the selection of the tested products as well as the composting conditions [...]

Proposed new packaging rules acknowledge environmental and climate benefits of compostable plastic packaging

2022-11-30T16:10:28+01:0030 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Commission misses opportunity to fully embrace necessary shift to biobased feedstock Berlin, 30 November 2022 – European Bioplastics (EUBP) welcomes the proposed new rules on packaging and bioplastics adopted today by the European Commission. “We appreciate the Commission’s first comprehensive policy framework on innovative bioplastic materials, acknowledging their potential to provide genuine environmental benefits. [...]

Draft revision proposal of PPWD: bioplastics industry sends incendiary letter to Commission Presidency regarding devastating consequences for the sector

2022-11-25T10:49:38+01:0025 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published leak of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD) revision proposal sent a shock wave to the affected industries within Europe and beyond. The bioplastics industry finds itself confronted with a factual ban on most compostable plastics packaging. The ban has the potential to shut down wide sections of the industry concerned [...]

Commission proposal for a new packaging and packaging waste legislation could counteract Green Deal, warns industry coalition

2022-11-16T15:59:53+01:0016 November 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Recently, the discussion about the European Union’s future packaging and packaging waste legislation gathered momentum since a leaked version of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Regulation (PPWR) became public (October 2022). The bioplastics industry is concerned by the proposal’s ignorance towards the significant role of the bioeconomy and its products, including bio-based and compostable [...]

A successful European Green Deal needs a strong bioeconomy

2022-10-31T13:53:54+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The big picture, as formulated in the European Green Deal, is quite clear: Europe needs to become a more sustainable, resilient, and competitive economy. The bioeconomy has a huge potential to contribute to the Green Deal transition as it encompasses all sectors involving the use of renewable resources, without comprising biodiversity goals. It is [...]

How compostable plastics contribute to soil health

2022-10-31T13:53:26+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Soil is an essential non-renewable resource that plays a central role in our lives by providing healthy foods and sustainable materials for a growing world population. In order to specify the conditions for a healthy soil and soil restoration, the European Commission (EC) is currently developing a new EU law on soil health. European [...]

Bioplastics community gathers at EUBP Conference in Berlin – programme available now

2022-10-31T13:52:59+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The European Bioplastics (EUBP) Conference, the leading business and networking event for the bioplastics industry, will take place on 6/7 December 2022 in Berlin. Its long-awaited conference programme was just recently published. “The success story of this conference continues in its 17th edition. We look forward to welcoming the international bioplastics community in Berlin”, [...]

K 2022 – strong interest in bioplastics at plastics’ most important trade fair

2022-10-31T13:51:41+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

After a three-years break, the K show finally returned to Düsseldorf and so did European Bioplastics. Only by the numbers, one could tell that the branch was thirsting for a gathering of this magnitude: during the eight trade fair days, over 3,000 exhibitors attracted some 176,000 visitors. Certainly, EUBP didn’t want to miss this [...]

Member portrait: Asahi Kasei

2022-10-31T13:50:57+01:0031 October 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

In each issue of the European Bioplastics Newsletter, we present 5 facts about a member of European Bioplastics. In this issue, Nana Fujishiro from Asahi Kasei, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 Facts about: Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan  The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified manufacturer centered on chemistry, founded in 1922. [...]

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