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Single Use Plastics and Compostable Biopolymers – The India Story

2021-09-01T12:54:19+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Vikram Bhanushali, President of the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA) Read in the following a guest article by Vikram Bhanushali, President of our partner association, the Indian Compostable Polymer Association (ICPA).  India’s single use plastics (SUP) packaging growth is on an exponential trajectory. Reports estimate the packaging consumption in India has doubled in the past [...]

USDA’s report demonstrates importance of bio-based industry

2021-08-31T15:40:41+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , |

On 29 July, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Justin Maxson unveiled an Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry. The report demonstrates that the bio-based industry is a substantial generator of economic activity and jobs, and that it has a significant positive impact on the [...]

Johnny Cash would have used compostable liner bags too – a composting story from Nashville, Tennessee

2021-08-31T15:38:24+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Earth mover working on pile of compost in industrial facility Nashville, Tennessee, USA has not only been home of one of the world’s greatest singers, Mr. Johnny Cash, but also home of a pioneer of organic recycling in the area. In 2011, Edward Wansing launched The Compost Company (TCC) in Ashland City, [...]

Member portrait: NatureWorks

2021-09-15T12:52:17+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Member portrait: NatureWorks  In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Leah Ford, Global Marketing & Communications Manager of NatureWorks, shares some interesting insights on her company.  5 facts about NatureWorks, USA  NatureWorks is an advanced materials company offering a broad portfolio of renewably sourced polymers and chemicals. With performance and economics that [...]

News from the members: July/August 2021

2021-08-31T15:36:11+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

AIMPLAS project to boost sustainability in the Valencia Region  The deadline set by the European Union and Spain to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions is 2050. This highly ambitious goal, in addition to the very short time frame, has greatly impacted the number of projects implemented to revert this emergency climate situation through the [...]

News in brief: July/August 2021

2021-08-31T15:35:28+02:0031 August 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

European Bioplastics joins “BioPlastik” network  European Bioplastics joined the German specialized network “BioPlastik” that aims at promoting bioplastics. By joining forces in projects around innovative, bio-based, biodegradable, and affordable biopolymers, the network members seek to facilitate bioplastics’ access to the mass market.  Find out more.  Bioplastics Week 2021  The Plastics Industry Association’s Bioplastics Division will host the seventh-annual Bioplastics Week (BPW) from 13-17 September, 2021. BPW is a social media campaign created to increase the visibility for bioplastics by driving digital conversations via [...]

Biodegradable or not biodegradable, that is the question

2021-06-28T11:32:02+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Constance Ißbrücker, Head of Environmental Affairs at European Bioplastics e.V. The Single-use Plastics Directive (SUPD) coming into effect on 3 July 2021 will not only ban several plastic applications, such as cutlery, plates or drinking straws from the market. It will also prohibit all products made from so-called oxo-degradable plastics. The Directive [...]

Chemical recycling – snapshot of a technology everybody talks about

2021-06-28T11:31:47+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Chemical recycling has gained increased attention as a promising recovery technology, especially for post-consumer plastic waste. It is seen as a complementary solution to mechanical recycling, being better suited for difficult to recycle plastics like multi-layer solutions or heavily contaminated plastics. Yet, its availability at commercial scale is currently still limited, and a legislative framework at European [...]

Member portrait: Futerro

2021-06-28T11:31:22+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , |

In each issue of the Bioplastics Newsletter, we present some facts about a member of European Bioplastics. This month, Frédéric Van Gansberghe, Chief Executive Officer of Futerro, shares some interesting insights on his company.    5 facts about Futerro, Belgium  Futerro is working on polylactic acid (PLA) technology since 1992, mastering the complete production cycle, from sugar to PLA.  Commercial production has started in January 2021 with an annual [...]

BioSupPack project will develop innovative bioplastic packaging from brewery by-products

2021-06-28T11:31:05+02:0028 June 2021|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

BioSupPack project supported by EUBP The EU-funded BioSupPack project, supported by European Bioplastics (EUBP), is geared towards contributing to the European bio-based circular economy by developing polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)-based packaging solutions derived from residues. It is a viable recycling process for these bio-based plastic materials to make sure resources stay in the loop. [...]

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