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Revision of the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive – a cornerstone in the regulatory environment for bioplastics

2022-06-30T16:56:21+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In its efforts to tackle the challenges related to waste, overpackaging, and sustainable production, the European Commission not only introduces additional regulations, such as the Single-use Plastics Directive, but also focuses on revising existing legislation. A milestone in the EU’s approach to respond to the environmental challenges we are facing is the revision of [...]

EU Bioeconomy progress report acknowledges important role of bioplastics within the bioeconomy

2022-06-30T19:43:30+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The recently published "EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report" presents the state of play of the implementation of the 2018 updated Bioeconomy Strategy and Action Plan and the overall progress of the bioeconomy in Europe.    In the report the Commission concludes that the actions are well on track and already contributed to the objectives of [...]

EUBP Meetup – The Brussels Bubble

2022-06-30T16:58:26+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

On 22 June 2022, for the first time after the Covid-19 outbreak, European Bioplastics (EUBP) invited political stakeholders to a networking event in Brussels. François de Bie, Chairman of EUBP, welcomed the over 70 guests in the premises of the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union. De Bie expressed his [...]

European Bioplastics Conference – Call for Papers

2022-06-30T19:46:14+02:0030 June 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Become a speaker at the 17th European Bioplastics Conference, taking place on 6/7 December 2022, at the Maritim proArte Hotel Berlin, Germany!  Our conference will focus on the latest innovations in bio-based and biodegradable plastics, the current political landscape, as well as environmental aspects, and opportunities for growth in the circular economy. You are invited [...]

Why the EU’s Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act correctly lists bio-based plastics as “green investments”

2022-05-31T16:09:17+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In order to meet the European Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, the European Commission aims at directing investments towards sustainable projects and activities. This requires a common language and a clear definition of what “sustainable” means. Therefore, the Commission’s Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth called [...]

Recent Progress on the Promotion and Standardization of Bioplastics in Japan

2022-06-09T14:55:20+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA) Read in the following a guest article by Yorimasa Suwa, Adviser for International Standardization, Japan BioPlastics Association (JBPA). The views in this lecture are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views and policy of the organizations. Over the past [...]

News in brief: May 2022

2022-05-31T16:05:41+02:0031 May 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

More than half of Gen Z consumers influenced by packaging sustainability, according to new research  New research from the packaging manufacturer and consultancy Duo suggests that 56% of so-called Gen Z consumers – generally considered to be in the 10-25 age range, at present – are less likely to buy from a retailer again [...]

The EU Commission proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

2022-04-29T12:02:53+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Author: Maria Negut, Head of EU Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The long-awaited EC proposal for Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) was finally published on 30 March 2022, building upon the “Ecodesign Directive”, which currently only covers energy-related products. Part of the Sustainable Products Initiative (SPI), the proposal for ecodesign is [...]

Practical test successfully completed: compostable bags made from renewable raw materials convinced consumers

2022-04-29T13:03:46+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Read below a guest article by Nico Arbeck, Head of Department Material Use at C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. Final report available Together with nine partners, C.A.R.M.E.N. e.V. carried out the model project "Practical test of compostable bags – circular economy with compostable fruit and [...]

EU legislation needs to stronger acknowledge important role of bioplastics within circular economy

2022-04-29T12:02:33+02:0029 April 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Read below a guest article by Hasso von Pogrell, Managing Director of European Bioplastics which was recently published in the anniversary edition of the Japanese BioPlastics Association journal. During the past years, the environment for bio-based as well as biodegradable and compostable plastics in the European Union (EU) has become more and more dynamic. [...]

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